Of Kings and Dragons
The Wild Moors
One of Southmoor’s largest regions, and the land from which the kingdom takes its name, the Wild Moors stretch from the hilly lands south of Jol all the way to the lands west of Grungir Forest. Despite the vast size of these moors, they are empty of human settlements, for the coastline along this region is thick with salt marshes, treacherous reefs, and immense sand bars that stretch for dozens of miles. Further complicating human settlement are the large number of marsh giants that dwell along the coastal reaches—and the lands to either side are hardly safer, with the waters claimed by merrows and scrags and the increasingly dry but no less bleak moors as one approaches Grungir the province of ogres and will-o’-wisps. The fact that the moor’s denizens seem content to bicker and fight among themselves rather than turn their attentions outward only further encourages the kingdoms of Southmoor and the Thanelands to let the moors lie fallow. However, rumors of previously undiscovered Thassilonian ruins, said to be located both in the tangled swamps and partially buried under sea and sand just off the coast, have been attracting more and more adventurers to the region recently. While several minor ruins have been located so far, the explorers have yet to discover anything of any real significance in the area.