- Population: 149,492 (45% Anari, 28% Saxa, 12% dwarves, 10% hearth elves, 3% engro, 2% frostborn)
- Ruler: Independent settlements
Conquered by the Anari, the region remained part of the Empire until the Blizzard War. As the armies of the Hellfrost advanced south through Hellfrost Pass, they wrought terrible destruction, wiping out most of the population. Those not killed fled further south. When the war ended, survivors and settlers drifted back to claim territory. Before the settlers could secure the entire region, the Dark Triumvirate corrupted Black Heath, essentially dividing the land in twain.
Since then, numerous settlements have grown up from the ruins of those left by the terrible War, but no ruler has had the charisma or military might to unify the lands. Attacks by orcs in the north and undead around the center, combined with no central authority, make the Freelands a dangerous place to travel, let alone live.