The south was settled long ago by noble families from the Middle Kingdoms wanting to spread their influence and create their own houses to rule. The most powerful already had their lands, so these southern nobles were from smaller, less influential families who had little or no chance of climbing the ranks where they were.
In the deep south of Elland we see the battle lines in the war against the foulspawn drawn in the ongoing conflict with the Great Khan’s forces. The watchword in these lands is functionality and durability. They have little time for the pomp and heraldry of the Middle Kingdoms and do not stand on ceremony like their sister region.
Southern settlements are fortified against raids by the River Clans. House colours are worn but not with the same flourish as in the Middle Kingdoms. The clothing and armour in this land is as dour as its people and reflects the attitude of a nation ready at any time for war to descend upon them.
The Duchy of Wolfnesse is flanked on either side by the County of Styrmont, who has it’s back against the mountains of Fire with communities of avian beastkin which nest in the warm air, and the County of Deepmoor with its large swampland which is home to a thriving community of lizard beastkin.
The name given to the defensive line of stockades and border forts that have been built on the southern edge of Elland’s border with the Orclands. It is used to repel the forces of the Great Khan and make it difficult for him to use the River Clans to invade the human north without being presented with a hard fight. It also provides a number of staging points for Northern Alliance forces to send retaliatory raids and invading troops of their own across the Styric to attempt to reclaim what used to be the outer borderlands of the Kingdom.
General Haryn Thanys and the Legio Canis, man these defenses and have done so for the better part of a decade. However, reinforcements are often sent from the rest of the Kingdom and it is not uncommon to see Middle Kingdoms and Northern Fifes troops at the wall, doing their part.
The so called “dog soldiers” of the Legio Canis live in these forts, never leaving unless ordered, such is their dedication to the defence of their chosen home.
The deep south of Elland sees the most of the fighting in the ongoing conflict with the Great Khan’s forces. As a result, fashion is less important than durability and substance in this area. Settlements are fortified against raid and assault by orc pirates and nomad raiders. House colours are worn but not with the same pomp and ceremony that is prevalent in the Middle Kingdoms. The clothing and armour in this land is as dour as its people and reflects the attitude of a nation ready, at any time for war to descend upon them. The southern border is manned by the Legio Canis and the fortress defences that line the banks of the Great River Styric.