The harsh land between the Icy Sea and the Griff Mountains is a cold and lonely place inhabited by those who sought isolation or fled there to escape war. A few hardy local flan tribes lived in the region under the loose domain of the ancient Kingdom of Tostencha and later the Colten Feodality. As the Suel and Oeridians moved east, outcasts from those societies made their way into these lands, transforming the Fist's descendants into a motley band.
Those that live there now are hard people steeped in a warrior custom of might makes right. Even the farmers and peasants of the region are a stout bunch eeking out a living from poor soil during a short growing season. To compensate for the lack of resources and in line with their warrior customs, the people of Stonefist have become feared raiders. The Suel barbarian tribes to the northeast even respect the skill of these fierce warriors. Chief among these raiders are those known as reavers. The Reavers of Stonefist are renowned slavers who take pride in capturing not just women and children but also the most competent warriors amongst the tribes and villages they pillage.