Abridged History of the 10th Age
The Western Borderlands are a March region, directly administered by the Marcher Lord Cyon Amarell, called the Blooded because of the young age at which he first fought in true combat. All of the Borderlands are geared towards war and defense. A series of border keeps manned by Cyon’s castellans keep constant vigilance on the Byrnish regions just beyond the border.
The Borderlands were once a great site of craftsmanship and industry, but this was long before the splitoff of Byrne from the Avarine kingdom. The large cities and towns have run to seed, decaying into smaller settlements. Most of the population is centered in Amarell, the Marcher-Lord stronghold-town along the Byrnewatch river.