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Free City-State of Stoink

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The land within the two lower bends of the Artonsamay just west of the Nutherwood are controlled by Stoink, long known as the “Wasp Nest.” One of the most powerful states among the bandits, walled Stoink had a major export business in weapons until the Greyhawk Wars began, trading with...

Free City of Rookroost

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The large walled city of Rookroost was founded in 329 CY by an Oeridian robber-baron named Latavius, who preyed on river and road traffic within many leagues of his base. The town grew rapidly; for most of this century, it has been the major state in the Bandit Kingdoms, controlling...

Men of the Rift

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Rift Canyon and nearly all the rough lands around it (the Rift Barrens) were ruled from the town of Riftcrag, which long had a notable nonhuman population of orcs, gnolls, bugbears,ogres, and the like. The original bandit force here largely abandoned the city to Iuz’s forces in 583,gathering in the...

Great Lands of Reyhu

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Though the city of Rook-roost commonly held the distinction of the “capital”of the old Bandit Kingdoms, the Allied Townships of Reyhu (Balmund and Sarresh) controlled the most fertile land, granting them much power in this land of arid plains and sickly woods. Sworn enemies of the Shield Lands, Reyhu men...

Principality of Redhand

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The Combination’s only coastal “kingdom,” Redhand holds a section of the north coast of the Nyr Dyv, from the old Shield Lands to the mouth of the Artonsamay. “Prince”Zeech, an effete renegade Shield Lands lord who broke with his nation in 577, swiftly allied himself and his forces with Iuz...

Stronghold of the Midlands

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Once located between the Fellreev and the Tangles, this plains domain was ruled from a fortified Hextorian temple across the Artonsamay River from Rookroost.Throughout history, the bandits of Midlands acted in concert with and against the armies of Rookroost, depending upon fortune and agreements between the local graf and the...

Kingdom of Johrase

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One of the oldest holdings in the Combination of Free Lords, Johrase has long held the lands west of the Zumker-Artonsamay confluence, extending southwest from the town of Kinemeet (the capital) to the Rift Barrens and the Tangles. Formed in 324 CY by Andrellus, a debauched scion of Aerdy’s Rax...

Grand Clans of Grosskopf

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The eastern Bluff Hills and lands south to the Zumker were held by Grosskopf, long friendly with orcs and their kin, Grosskopf was invaded by Duke Ehyeh Ill’s forces in 578 and forced to restrain its banditry. This warrior realm absorbed the Fellands in 581, following a marriage between their...

Defenders of the Greenkeep

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The eastern Fellreev south of the Artonsamay River was a state dominated by humans but with significant numbers of renegade sylvan elves and half-elves. Merry followers of Olidammara, the Greenkeepers escaped the massacre at Steelbone Meadows and withdrew into their corner of the Fellreev. They suffered much from raids by...


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The realm in the inner crook of the Fellreev Forest, south of the Artonsamay, was named for its sole fortified site, a huge walled keep,The Freehold allied itself with Iuz when the latter invaded in 583, but its forces were treacherously destroyed at Steelbone Meadows the following year.The land is...