The settlements that used to be part of the Republic were compelled to change to survive the years after the Cataclysm. Mercenaries are used extensively to guard the caravans and otherwise bolster a towns martial prowess against threats from other

The Barrens

A harsh and unforgiving wasteland filled with the ruins of the Qadaq Republic, and are the largest area of the Shieldlands. It is here that many mercenary settlements have grown in the dust of the old regime to earn a living

The Patrician Cities

The second largest area of the Shieldlands are the proud southern cities that stand as the last monument to the power of once proud Qadaq in the region. Not much more than a decade ago the Patricians ruled the land