Noredenwald in Hesgran
A land of nordic heroes and villains…
The Noredenwald is a peninsula in the far north of the Hesgran supercontinent. Extending into the lower reaches of the Arctic Circle, the Noredenwald winters are viciously cold. In the Spring and Summer, the Noredeni set out to sea to trade, explore and raid.
One region of the Noredenwald is known as the Holds of the Free Lords. This land, situated in the most remote region of the Noredenwald, is beyond the reach of what any but the most generous would call civilization. It consists of a collection of independent city-states, each ruled by a Lord. Neighbors to the South in Elriggen and Buurte covet those city-states, especially the largest, Torkellr, and plot to sieze control. To the East lie mountains and wilderness. To the West, across the Olvenwald, a forbidding woodland peopled by the most distrustful and reclusive of elves, the Jarldom of Elriggen resents the Holds for the lure of freedom that it represents to the subjects of the Jarl.
Within the Holds, the people and the Lords are of different minds of what the future should hold. Factions favor continued independence, monarchy, annexation by Buurte, and confederation. The future is unclear, but certainly turmoil of one sort or another lies ahead.
All of this occurs while the shadowy Torframaour, a legendary magical figure, lurks watchful in his mountain fastness to the Southwest. . .