A Song of Sea and Storm
Aine is a snowlocked continent to the north of the empire. Not a unified state, Aine is populated by hundreds of different Jarldoms and disparate clans.
Aine has a reputation for fearsome warriors, reaving seafarers, and heightened rights for women. For a long time, the Ainish people had stable trade routes with Bellerose, but with the quarantine caused the collapse of these routes, the Ainish people have grown desperate.
Recently, Jarl Surma Mennekainen has been sweeping across the continent, aiming to unify the Ainish people by force.