The Pale

The Pale is a large geographic region of the West, which is considered dangerous and uncivilized.

The regional borders of the Pale are: the Icelands to the north, the Borderlands to the south, the Mystwood to the east, and the Athlan Myr to the west. This region is essentially ungoverned, and can be a dangerous place for travelers and adventurers alike. Only along the eastern shores of the Athlan Myr do small scattered human communities exist.

Most of these settlements are corrupt, poor, and tend toward petty evil. There are some Wood-Elves that still dwell here, in the shadow of their lost civilization to the east.

Also residing here are many marauding bands of orcs from Drakhara, who travel through the Mystwood to raid and pillage the Pale on a regular basis. In years past, the kings of Ammarind would send soldiers to drive these orc raiders out, but that has not happened for many years.

There is only one political division in the region, the Freehold of Shoredale; located on the eastern shores of the Athlan Myr.