Greyhawk: From the Ashes
The Shield Lands
Proper name: Restored Holy Realm of the Faithful of the Shield Lands
Ruler: Her most Honorable Ladyship, Countess Katarina of Walworth, Knight Commander of the Shield Lands
Government: Commonwealth of local lords ruled by highest ranking noble of Walworth Isle, who is also Knight Commander of religious army
Population: Human 79%, Halfling 9%, Elf 5%, Dwarf 3%, Gnome 2%, Half-elf 1%, Half-orc 1%
Allies: Furyondy, Veluna, Verbobonc, Dyvers, Greyhawk, Duchy of Urnst, County of Urnst, Highfolk
Enemies: Empire of Iuz, all remaining forces of the Hierarchs of the Horned Society, all remaining forces of the Bandit Kingdoms, disliked by Knights of the Hart
At least thirty thousand people live in the occupied Shield Lands, eking out a horrible existance under Iuz’s crushing heel. The remaining Shield Lands forces are stationed in Critwall. Elite, battle-hardened veterans, these soldiers know that the sheer numbers of evil humanoids occupying their homeland makes a direct assault on Iuz’s power virtually impossible.
Still, the people of the “New Shield Lands” have changed dramatically over the last year. Once overweening pride ruled their thoughts. Now they are determined to win back their homeland. They are good, dedicated folk who see their mission clearly (some say obsessively) and are willing to sacrifice their lives to regain their land.