The Lizardmen have long inhabited the west of The Great Desert, maintaining an ancient kingdom in these arid lands. Although they have fought with the Dwarves in the past, the lizardmen have been at near constant battle with the violent Shien to the north.
It is their skill at fighting and holding back the Shien tribes that granted the lizardmen freedom under the Dominion. Their kingdom was allowed to remain as a “buffer” against these savages of the deep desert, should they ever attack en masse. Even to this day, the lizardmen continue in this role, guarding against attacks from the inner desert, and providing paid guards for the caravans delivering dwarven goods to the south.