For many, many years now, the people inhabiting these lands on the very edge of the Great Marshes lived in peace as farmers, trading some of their produce at local markets and living a quiet life of subsistence. Poor they may have been, but with relatively few concerns other than their immediate kin and the tortuously wet, but fertile lands they farmed, protecting what little they have was never contemplated.
However, times have changed. Stories and tales are spreading to even the far reaching hamlets that their lands have been invaded, their island breached, by a race of people from across the sea and who are already busy building fortifications in the Suthern Hills from which to launch raids into neighbouring shires.
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