The Vast

Population: 463,000 (70% Amari, 25% Vaas, 5 % Thalari, 1% other)
Demi-humans: 43,000 (82% dwarves, 9% halflings, 6% gnomes, 3% elves)
Humanoids: many (mostly orcs, goblins, gnolls)
Government: various baronies, freeholds, independent settlements
Current Leader: none
Coat of Arms: varies
Imports: crafts, gems, iron, textiles
Exports: horses, grain, gold, silver, copper

The Vast is a very large and very sparsely populated region in the Highlands region of Corwyn.

The Vast is bordered on the north by the Amari River, on the south by the Anglarand River, on the west by the Axehead Mountains, and on the east by the Steaming Marsh, which separates the region from the Kingdom of Ammarind. The region is made up mostly of tall grasses and windswept plains, but because of the cool climate, hardly any crops can be grown here. That is why the region has never really been colonized by either Erindar to the south or Ammarind to the east. The Vast is also home to large tribes of goblins, orcs and gnolls, who prey on whomever they find. It is small wonder that the folk of this region are hearty souls. There are a few caravans that traverse the region from north to south, going to and from between the cities of Arkan Feyr and Chelstad, but otherwise, the region is largely ignored.

The Vast is also home to the Freehold of Norwald, the Free City of Redmark, the mining settlement of Diamond Lake, the village of Hommlet, and the Temple of Elemental Evil. In the distant past, this region was home to the great battle of Pesh; the fallen were buried in ancient tombs in a region known as the Cairn Hills.