The Realms Resurgent
Just north of the Shaar’s far western end is a stretch of coastline along the Lake of Steam that is occupied by a handful of small realms known as the Border Kingdoms. Despite the name, these realms don’t truly border on anything except one another, and their boundaries are constantly in flux because the local rulers (mostly adventurers) rise and fall with the changing of the seasons. The common folk who dwell in this area make their livings by logging, mining, and fishing. They don’t pay much attention to who the local lord is, since they know full well that the ruler who arises today might well be replaced tomorrow.
Several of the easternmost “kingdoms” have fallen to the nomads who lived in the Shaar prior to the Spellplague. These tribes still quarrel with each other frequently, so there is still little chance of the Border Kingdoms ever forming any sort of unified land.