The Young Kingdoms are a collection of "successor states" that have arisen since since The Fall, effectively subdividing the land that once made up the Tarn Empire. The actual "kingdoms" in question range in size from collossal federations of allied kingdoms like Dentraver in the Heartlands to small, independent townships that only rule their own populations and influence the countryside for a day's ride around them, such as Areth Prian.

While the Young Kingdoms have claimed much of the geographical area that was once The Empire, vast stretches of wilderlands still exist within the former borders where no law can claim control. Or rather, in such places the only law is the law of the strongest arm and the quickest blade.