The Forged Lands
The war has gone on for so long that it has become just a part of life. Was it a hundred years ago it started, maybe more. It certainly didn't end when the heroes killed the ancient Dragon Garaug-Thaul. War is perpetual, best to keep your head down or else you end up being conscripted and sent off to die in the north. Voldam is the kingdom of prosperity and the hordes of the north want nothing more than to take what the people of the south have worked hard to achieve. Gnolls wander the lands almost freely, as there are not enough soldiers to stop their hordes. Rumour has it that an entire town was wiped out by an extremely large horde. An adventurer has to be careful, it's a dangerous world out there.