To the west of Aydan, and north of the Endless Forest, are the Wilds. These hundreds of miles of windswept steppes are home to ever replenishing orcish barbarian tribes. Mature and battle trained by the age of 12, these powerful raiders are a constant threat to their neighbors.
Orc Warlords occasionally rise to power and push out from the Wilds in an expansionist horde, but have always been driven back. The last horde was led two hundred years ago and nearly claimed the entire Kingdom of Aydan. Only with the added might of the elves was the horde defeated and Aydan saved. The cost in life on the slow breeding elves was high, many elves say too high.