The Reach

Capitol: none
Population: 328,000 (82% Ralani, 8% Vaas, 5% Thannish, 5% other)
Demi-humans: 36,000 (55% dwarves, 15% elves, 2% halflings, 28% gnomes)
Humanoids: many (mostly gnolls, lizard-folk)
Government: none
Current Leader: various baronies, freeholds, independent settlements
Coat of Arms: varies
Imports: iron, fish, horses, pearls, gems
Exports: wool, copper, crafts, livestock

The Reach is a large, ungoverned region of the Southlands; located along the Pirate Coast east of the Cairn Mountains.

Its northern border is the huge expanse of the Celadon Forest, and its southern borders are the shores of the Sea of Ralas. The western border of the Reach is the enormous Cairn Mountains, and its eastern border is the coast of the Sea of Ralas.

The Reach was once an active part of the ancient human kingdom of Ralas, filled with thriving mining towns, tall towers, and bustling coastal villages, but as resources dried up and the kingdom of Ralas failed, the region fell into anarchy.

After the War of the Celadon ended in 553/6, the new kingdom of Serathyr could not govern this large expanse, and simply abandoned it. Many independent settlements of humans and dwarves remain here, but they are scattered and isolated.

There are also many tribes of orcs, goblins, and gnolls in the region, making travel quite dangerous. Although the High-Elf realm of Melinarë lies to the north, there are few elves here, for they seem to shun the wide rocky plains and wastelands of this desolate region. One spot of local interest is the ruins of the dwarven community of Khundrakar.

There are only a few organized settlements in this region; such as the freehold of Dorinvar and the Barony of Heath.

After it emerges from the Celadon Forest, the Axeway runs thru this region on its route to Skarlahn Feyr.