The colony of Cartago is an island in a sea of wilderness. To the north are lands that are claimed by the Jutes but have never been colonized by humans – the lands are the home of orcs, giants, giant-kin and goblinoids of every description as well as strange beasts that are impossible to describe. To the west and the south is the newly recognized hobgoblin kingdom. The fact that Cartago sits at the mouth of the largest and most navigable river in the Hobgoblin kingdom means that it is a gateway into the heart of their lands. It is a gateway, many believe, that they mean to control by any means.
The treaty of Gweara signed in 426, which recognized the existence of Mallic’s Law (as the Hobgoblin’s Kingdom is known) granted the lands south of the Tiber River to the Hobgoblins. The Jutes turned over the lands from the Tiber River in the north, to the northern border of the Duchies of Yvain and Lionel to the hobgoblins in return for their help