Into the Wild West
The Eastern Kingdom of the once great Human Empire of Avalonia. It survived the fall of Mysia for more than a hundred years, until the last monarch died childless. After that the Kingdom descended into civil war, the petty nobles all trying to seize the throne. None were powerful enough.
The Kingdom is now split into rival Duchies, none strong enough to overcome all others and begin to forge a new Kingdom. The wars are mostly over, but tensions still run high. Alliances are few and uneasy.
The land is now referred to as the Duchies and is a place of intolerance where non-humans are at worst feared and persecuted, at best mistrusted. Even the Dwarves who long had a close relationship with the dominant humans of the Kingdom, having played a crucial role in Rykard’s original founding of Avalonia.