The Stolen Lands
Kellid nomad tribes constantly menace the northern edge
of the River Kingdoms, from the Echo Wood all the way
over to Pitax. These same tribes also make fine mercenaries
when a northern lord wants to bolster his army. Automatons
sometimes cross the borders on silent, murderous errands for
their Technic League masters. Meanwhile, Numerian steel
trickles into various River Kingdoms, and f lows down the
Sellen for profit.
Individual reactions to the River Kingdoms’ northern
neighbors vary. The bloodthirsty Black Marquis of Deadbridge
demands vicious revenge for every slight done to him, and a
running feud between his men and local Kellid tribes seems
to invigorate rather than deplete both sides. Irovetti of Pitax,
on the other hand, barely seems to notice depredations onto
his lands, although his bards have some scathing rhymechants
in Hallit impugning the manhood of the raiders. The
barbarians who hear them are reportedly so infuriated that
they make easy targets for Irovetti’s archers.
Meanwhile, some folk consider Hajoth Hakados one of the
River Kingdoms, despite being claimed by Numeria.