Tides of Pirates
The Outlaw Nations are a loose assortment of rebels, pirates, and tribal peoples who live outside of the rule of the Empire of Tyrgard. They are primarily based on the Fringe Isles beyond the Circle Sea, although many of these “nations” can hardly be said to have organized governments. The term is largely used by the Empire to label its enemies and dissidents, typically those who pose a military or economic threat. Examples include Scorpida, Ch’thintik, Ruktoran, Highperch, Saerdor, and the city-state of Scuttlecove, though the exact number of civilizations in the Central Seafold outside of the Empire’s rule is unknown.