Kingmaker Adventure Path
The Stolen Lands
The Stolen Lands encompass an area that covers approximately 35,000 square miles (a territory about the size of the state of Maine).
The Stolen Lands have long resisted attempts at colonization. Wedged between the River Kingdoms and Brevoy, this swath of wilderness has a long history of being regarded as “stolen”- from and by whom depending on the point of view. In Brevoy, the lands are considered stolen from that nation’s southern expanse by bandits and barbians variously from Numeria, Iobaria, or the River Kingdom themselves. In the River Kingdoms, the general impression is that Brevoy allowed the lands to fall into the hands of monsters and worse in order to rob the lords of the River Kingdoms of more lands to rule. Even within the wildlands themselves, lands are stolen and conquered in constant struggles between bickering tribes of centaurs, kobolds, fey, trolls, bandits, lizardfolk, boggards, barbarians and more, all constantly skirmishing to expand their holdings while not ceding their own lands to the enemy.
In truth, the Stolen Lands belong to no one, and are stolen from no one. Many have tried to claim them, but the abandoned ruins that dot the swatch of wilderness stand as testaments to the difficulty of ruling these savage lands. They have remained wild with a fierce tenacity, a haven for monsters and criminals and dangerous secrets, and as such have posed a menace to their neighboring nations as long as anyone can remember.