Empire of Kel'deril
For two years the people of Freewind and the southern lands fought for their independence from the Empire of Kel’deril. Six months ago those dreams were ended when the Imperial army surrounded Freewind and forced a surrender.
Now, former soldiers who fought against the Empire find themselves readjusting to life in Imperial lands. They drift from village to village, doing odd jobs to get by.
The Empire has always been a dangerous place, overrun with kobolds, goblins, orcs and other monsters. After the rebellion, the Empire finds few resources to spend on protecting the citizens south of its lucrative Gold Road. Those villagers now turn to the former soldiers, heroes in their eyes, to keep them safe.