Brevoy is the fragile kingdom to the north of the Stolen Lands. Originally two kingdoms, the sparsely populated northern houses of Issia and the more developed nation of Rostland ruled by the Sword Lords. Roughly 200 years ago Choral the Conqueror played the Sword Lords rivalries against each other and managed to conquer the southern nation and created Brevoy. Choral had little desire for ruling however, and a few years after taking the throne he left it to his descendants and left for the wilderness, claiming he would return before he died. Not two generations after he left, the entire Rogarvia house disapeared. Many took this as a sign that Choral return was immanent, but after a year of no sign of him, the Surtova House took the throne citing their close status with House Rogarvia. Several of the other houses disputed this claim, but feared that the Sword Lords would attempt to secede if they showed too much weakness.