Welcome to the Wild Lands!
The Wild Lands are a vast swath of uncivilized terrain to the west of the wealthy merchant nation of Algol. The Swordlords of Algol have recently been concerned about growing reports of the banditry in the region. Though the area just outside of the nations borders, a fertile region known as the Greenbelt, has been home to banditry throughout recorded history, recently reports indicate that the activity is becoming disturbingly more organized. As such, Algol has decided to hire a small group of adventurers to explore the region, investigating the bandit activity. In addition, Algol has ordered the group to map out the area, in the hopes that there may be additional precious resources for the wily merchant lords to exploit.
This campaign came into being after hearing about the excellent Kingmaker Adventure Path by Paizo. However after reading through it, I decided that though everything was excellent the latter three APs weren’t really heading in the direction I wanted my next campaign to go. So I took the first three APs and tweaked them around a bit, then built the rest by hand, inserting occasional encounters from the latter 3 APs that were really outstanding; all while relocating the Paizo content to a new world. And thus the campaign was born.
Be it so known that the bearer of this charter has been charged by the Swordlords of Algol, acting upon the greater good and authority vested within them by the office of the Regent of the Shining Throne, has granted the right of exploration and travel within the wilderness region known as the Greenbelt. Exploration should be limited to an area no further than thirty-six miles north and south and sixty miles west of Oleg’s Trading Post. The carrier of this charter should also strive against banditry and other unlawful behavior to be encountered. The punishment for unrepentant banditry remains, as always, imprisonment in the ore mines of Khorinis or execution by sword or rope. So witnessed on this 24th day of Augustia, under watchful eye of the Lordship of Algol and authority granted by King Rhobar, current Regent of the Shining Throne.