Heligioland lies north of the central Icebarrier, within what are now called the Low Winterlands. The territory has no single ruler, and the boundaries are marked by the extent of the Hearth Knights’ regular patrols. The boundary line follows a rough line from Hellfrost Keep out to Eastwatch Fort, then up to Icewatch Fort, across and down to Watchgap Fort, and back to the Keep. Aside from the towns detailed here, there are around 200 Saxa steads and 20 Anari villages in Heligioland. The Anari Empire captured only part of the region and never settled it in force.
Many ruined steads, villages, forts, towers, and castles dot the landscape, long abandoned by civilized races, and now home to ferocious beasts. Heligioland takes its name from an ancient culture, the Heligi, who lived here long before the Saxa and Anari settled the region. A few ruins have been attributed to the Heligi, but nothing substantive supposedly remains.
The Hearth Knights usually refer to the land as the Scieldlands (“Shieldlands”), because this is the extent of the Shield Knights’ activities.