The Long Way Home
The Western Circles
No-one knows how it is such a region can thrive without proper governance.
The traders and merchants of the Circles are generous and cunning, but confine their ambition to their city of residence. Whether it is the Merchants Guild of Arkanval, or the Divine Bank Of Yrunde, the circles and people of the west pride efficiency and hard work above all else.
But the west is by no means a merchants utopia.
The wild never truly bowed to the New Peoples, and it shows in their archaic names, in a language few now speak. Nallakas, Ba'Basta, and Terras Nul for examples. The feral gods are still worshipped in places too, and in the past few decades there have been whispers that some worshippers of the feral gods have begun to unlock incredible power. The strength of the ferals grows again.
Caravans and mercenary companies can feel safe enough along the great road, but step off the road between cities and you enter a lawless wildland, the only justice found is on the edge of your blade.