Much of the Wildlands are the former remnants of the northern parts of the Nerovian Empire, now overrun by Goblins, Orcs, Giants, and other evil races. A number of ruined Dwarf-holds are rumoured to exist across the land as well as the ruins of several human cities. Everywhere there are signs of roads, settlements and the once thriving civilisation that dwelt here. All that remains are ruins.
The area is largely unexplored, and no maps exist, although street vendors in Taldan and Volkraad claim that they have the only copies in existence "for a few gold crowns". Occasionally, expeditions from Taldan attempt to make some headway into the Wildlands. However, the sheer volume of Goblinoid numbers means that most make little progress.