Southlands

The region of the West located south of the Highlands and west of the Melinar Forest is known as the Southlands. This region is quite large and stretches south to the shores of the Sea of Ralas and west to the large Celenë River, where it meets the Westvale region. The Southlands is a region of broad valleys, rocky cliffs, towering mountains, and salty marshlands. The Southlands consists of five distinct regions; the Dwarf-realm of Kharos-Thûngol, the Reach, the Ralani kingdoms of Rennsfar and Serathyr, and the human freehold of Dorinvar located in the Reach. Technically, Rennsfar is an island kingdom, but its close proximity to Serathyr, and the fact that it was once not only politically, but geographically connected to the mainland of Corwyn makes it really an integral region of the Southlands. The Southlands are home to the Hill-Dwarves of the Cairn Mountains, but most folk are humans of Ralani descent. These humans are encountered everywhere in this region. They are distinguishable by deep green eyes, their rich olive skin, jet black hair, and their fiery tempers. The Southlands are famous for their rich and rare timber, the crops of olives and fruit, the famous wines and olive oil, and their well made ships. The Southlands have also been a region of much bloodshed over the centuries. Plagued by frequent raids from pirates of Tar Vielca, and internal civil wars, the area can be a dangerous place. Rennsfar and Serathyr, once parts of the same great kingdom, neither trust nor like each other much these days, and the Reach is really nothing more than a set of small puppet baronies and freeholds of Serathyr.

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