Devon historically stood almost alone politically, with the trouble brewing just north of its borders it decided at about the turn of the Millennium that it should be part of something larger, and this was well timed, were it not for the strength of its alliance and membership in the Freehold it is likely that they would have been forcibly subsumed into the Kingdom of Cornwall or conquered by the Lords of Light. In the intervening fifteen years, Devon has watched on as its assets and members have slowly faded away. Some travelled north to the wall to aid in the battle for Bristol, others simply dug in and contact was lost.
Five years ago, they began to report a strange mist in the hedge, persistent and heavy. Since then the number of privateer attacks has steadily increased and Devon has reduced its ‘patrols’ to the relative safety of Exeter. With many denizens of the barony moving to its protective commons and relatively safe hedge.
The recent re-discovery of a set of notes by the famed hedge explorer Grenville has piqued interest in a mission that could discover the source of the mist and restore Devon’s outlying communities. As ever though the barbarians are at the gate, and so only the bravest dare travel abroad.