the Eastern Baronies
The Eastern Baronies were the last kingdom to fall to the might of the Old Galean Empire in the years before unification.
They held out for so long chiefly due to the hostile terrain of the Darkwood, through which the Emperor launched what he hoped would be a sneak attack to decisively end the war – but his troops became lost and scattered. Eventually, they made it through – but in a disorganized fashion, they were unable to complete their mission and captured by the Baronies.
Today, the land that made up these Baronies is the Eastern Trade Cities