Fenlanders are the reptilian humanoid inhabitants of the Eastern swamps, commonly called the Fens or Fenlands. Fenlanders have always been mysterious, rarely interacting with outsiders (with the exception of the Fenlander Wars) except to defend their territory or make raids on the orc and gnome settlements bordering the swamps. Little is known about their internal cultural workings, but their military tactics have been recorded by those who have experienced them firsthand.
Fenlanders tend to attack in small bands under cover of darkness, fog, or other significant cover conditions. They use a wide variety of weapons, mostly those easily made from available materials, but also a large amount of scavenged and salvaged items. Armor recovered from dead attackers shows similar features – a combination of items from swamp materials mixed with a solid scattering of salvaged and repaired items.
In the Fenlander Wars, the Fenlanders were able to able to use this sneak-attack style along with mysterious new magical weaponry to subdue and decimate populations much larger than their own, sweeping over the countryside from their eastern swamps all the way to the central plateaus without meeting any force able to stand against them. It is widely believed the magical weaponry the Fenlanders used in the war were some kind of recovered Amidian artifacts from either their swamp homelands or the uninhabitable Wastelands beyond them which the clever reptilian people were able to replicate and use in their campaign of terror.