Even at its height, the Great Dominion of Men was never able to encompass the entire Known World. Remote areas, such as solitary islands and the heights of the Divide, remained untouched by human settlement. Additionally, some lands remained under the firm grip of unconquered races, such as the trolls or shien. Under the Dominion, these lands came to be known as the Wilds.
After the Collapse, as many of the nations fell into savagery, these now-depopulated areas became a part of the Wilds. Inhabited by decaying human ruins and liberated slave races alike, the fallen nations have become both tempting targets and dangerous wilderness for those wishing to plunder their secrets.