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The Western Oblast, found between the Lynsk and the Lesser Tobol, plus the Blight, is largely flat and almost completely devoid of forest. Much of the land is steppe, but the southern regions and the area near the Empire’s border are farmed to a significant extent. This area bore the brunt of the Chaos Incursion, and the overwhelming majority of settlements were sacked, including Erengrad. The people are rebuilding, but destruction is still everywhere.[1a]

In general, the area has the warmest summers in Kislev. But the wind patterns over the Sea of Claws mean heavy blizzards occasionally fall even during the height of summer. The snow rarely lasts long, but it always throws everything into disarray.[1a]

The People

The population of the western oblast is largely Gospodar with a sprinkling of Ungols. Most of the Ungols are relatively recent immigrants, as they were driven out of the area completely when the invading Gospodars arrived. In the past, the people of this area were the most open to outsiders, dealing with most of the merchants who came to the country. Isolated settlements were rarer here than elsewhere, though not unheard of, and most tirsas and stanitsas traded with one another freely.[1a]

The Chaos Incursion utterly devastated the whole area, leaving very few settlements viable; many were completely destroyed, leaving nothing more than a tainted patch of earth. The remaining people are determined to rebuild and reclaim their land, but the process is difficult. Long-established tirsas are now too small to be viable, and while the atamans recognise the need to amalgamate, they are unwilling to relinquish their authority. Some boyars are trying to impose unions, worried pride will lead to the death of those who survived the war. Naturally, most people resent such heavy-handed control. The only reason the area has not descended into anarchy is that people are too busy trying to survive to bother their neighbours.[1a]

Significant Locations

Source

  • 1: Warhammer Fantasy RPG 2nd ED -- Realm of the Ice Queen
    • 1a: pg. 57

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