Abridged History of the 10th Age
Memoirs of an Adventurer, Ser Harlen deVonne, X495
Referred to as a “kingdom” by most due to that being the average state-formation of Men in the North, Umbrinol is in fact nothing of the sort. Nor is it a Republic like Meirenia. The Giants of Umbrinol are a loose formation of kin-groupings that cleave to their ancient lands and live in a few several dilapidated cities that still stand on the Umbrinol plains or in the shadows of the Umber Mountains.
These sparse groups of giants live amongst the Gigantine ruins of the old Umbren lands. Unlike most of the places where giants once lived, the giants of Umbrinol still live in fairly large numbers. Almost constantly in conflict with either each other or the Goblin Lands west of the Vales, the giants find little time to cause trouble.
From time to time, the giants strike with semi-organized raids into Haugrund, or northwards into Cymballar, or even westward into Opria though the Swords of Night are more fierce than any gigantine raiders. The worst fighting, however, has been against the forest giants of Rootwood. Every so often some influential gigantine leader will unite many of the giant kin-groupings and drive them to Rootwood to fight their ancient foes.