The Stolen Lands
The River Kingdoms: Invasion
Many a roving eye has looked at the fine pastures and fields
of the River Kingdoms with intent to claim them. The
pickings look easy, but the doing has proven difficult. Rulers
in the River Kingdoms are fractious neighbors, but common
enemies bind them like sovereign glue.
Razmiran, Numeria, and Galt are the foreign governments
most frequently making claims to land here, but none have
made a long-standing claim to more than a section of the
River Kingdoms. Generally, chaos within the kingdoms—
disorganization, madness, or simple stubbornness—
prevents these other countries from mounting a unif ied
offense, but the land proves tricky to hold. The people are
recalcitrant, and the rivers favor entrenched defenders.
Furthermore, the River Kingdoms represent one of
the geographically larger political entities in Avistan,
comparable in size to Varisia or Cheliax, and larger than
Andoran or Qadira. Taking the land might be relatively
standard warfare, but occupying it is another matter. Few
nations have the army to hold such acreage. Thus, the River
Kingdoms remain unconquered by external forces. Only
small-scale, internal strife leaves its mark.