A land largely unexplored, the Old Kingdoms are said to be the ruins of an ancient kingdom larger than all present lands combined. Though no scholar can say for certain what happened, it is obvious that some great catastrophe befell the land raining destruction upon its once great civilizations.
Presently, the Old Kingdoms are known for their monstrous denizens and harsh landscape. Though some cities have sprung up within this hellish environ, the peoples who dwell therein treasure their privacy and only venture forth to sow chaos and reap the rewards of a well-performed pillaging.
On the eastern border of Ryn’Alar lies the Wall of Fallen Heroes, dividing the great human kingdom from the barren wastes of the Old Kingdoms. Many small skirmishes are fought upon this border, and occasionally various races from within the Old Kingdoms band together and form a horde. The current Horde has spread its tendrils miles into Ryn’Alar’s lands, causing them to seek aid from their southern neighbors, the Argentians.