The Witchfire Trilogy
The Iron Kingdoms
Strictly speaking, the term “Iron Kingdoms” refers to the lands of men; those kingdoms which signed the Corvis Treaties after the rebellion against the Orgoth. There are five official kingdoms in total: Cygnar, Khador, Llael, Ord and the Protectorate of Menoth. In the frigid north, near the Glass Peaks, the dwarven kingdom of Rhul is found. To the northeast lies the mysterious homeland of the elves, Ios. In practice, the nearby elven and dwarven nations are often included when men speak of the “Iron Kingdoms,” (a fact which annoys elvenkind to no end) and these realms will be fully detailed along with their human neighbors. The last kingdom informally included when speaking of the “Iron Kingdoms” is the hostile island nation of Cryx, ruled over by the dragon Lord Toruk. All these nations – and others yet to be discovered – share the continent of Immoren.
Aye, anyone can read the Corvis Treaties for themselves’
but the most important deals were never set down on
paper. The Iron Kingdoms were born of bloodshed and
dark dealings, and so shall they fall.
– Torven Wadock