Way of the Wicked
The Caer Bryr is home to the barbaric Iraen, a primitive human tribe that reveres the spirits of the woods. They are ruled by druids and follow their own faith of nature gods.
The Iraen neither revere Mitra nor pay homage to the king, instead preferring their own crude animistic faith and barbaric chieftains. Worse, in times of hardship the Iraen can be quick to turn to banditry against Talirean settlements. Thus their relationship with Talingarde is strained at best. Still, beside the occasional raid or skirmish, there has never been large-scale warfare between the Iraen and the Talireans.
The conflict began centuries ago, when the Iraenian ancestors held land throughout the island, especially in the southern region (particularly Matharyn) which was conquered by the Talireans. At the time, the Iraenian warlords were even less united than they are now, making them relatively easy to divide and conquer. The Iraen people were slowly pushed into the Caer Bryr, although some were accepted into the society of the newcomers.