Keepers of the New Age
The Far South
Uthrei is a gargantuan continent with many regions and varied geography. The colossal Grey Mountains split the continent in two, the greater half of its breadth confined to the south, fittingly referred to by the Imperium as the Far South.
The kingdom of Cantu stood as a pillar of civilization in the Far South for some eight hundred years before the Imperium came to claim its iron-rich hills for its own.
Fifty years ago, diplomatic relations between Cantu and the encroaching Imperium broke down as the Cantuan King Malos weathered one too many outrageous trade proposals and outright insults made by arrogant Imperial diplomats. Malos expelled all Imperial amassadors, merchants, and agents in the year 424, cutting all ties and prompting the Imperium to declare war in order to secure its import of iron and gold.
The war between the two powers lasted for six years, ending in the total defeat of the Cantuan armies and subjugation by Imperial forces.
Fifty years later, the once proud kingdom of Cantu is now a besotted Imperial backwater with nothing to offer but mounds of raw resources and strange tales to delight distant nobles. The region has come to be known as the “Tamed Lands” by the Imperials, a final insult to grievous injury.
The kingdom of Bhramat lies to the north of the Tamed Lands. Though it is a younger nation than fallen Cantu, forged from alliances of savannah tribesmen, it saw opportunity in the Imperium’s war on Cantu, in which it sided with the Imperium and helped seal Cantu’s fate.
Because of its role in the war, Bhramat is today a sovereign nation allied with the Imperium, though it is known that outsiders not on official Imperial business have a tendency to disappear entirely upon entering this sun-drenched, xenophobic kingdom.
- Mourning Point
This stretch of cliff-strewn coastline harbors many havens for pirates and cutthroats seeking to prey upon unguarded merchant vessels traveling to and from Kingsport’s rich docks.
Due to the naval nature of the war with the Caelish in the north, Imperial patrols in these waters have slackened along with trade, making the pirates both more brazen and more desperate, a volatile combination indeed.