This large swampy area lies about forty leagues south of Voldor Bay
in southern Cosdol
. Often ten leagues across, this trackless waste is home to mongrelmen. When the Brandobians
began to persecute the other races
, the forefathers of these pitiful creatures were expelled from cities and towns for their racial impurity or birth defects and condemned to live in the mires. Over time, a fairly homogenous blend of traits emerged. These traits serve to define the race
and allow them to survive in these poor surroundings.
Needless to say, the human
inhabitants of the surrounding areas give the area wide berth. The true story of what occurred has been distorted into a local superstition of bogeymen who creep out of the swamp at night and murder unsuspecting victims. In truth, the mire is free of large predators and safe to cross, as the mongrelmen want nothing more than to be left alone.