The Shield Lands are located in the central portion of the Flanaess, just north of the Nyr Dyv.
As of 591 CY, the most populous towns are Critwall (pop. 14,300), and Bright Sentry (pop. 2,700, on Scragholme Island). Admundfort had a population of approximately 5,000, but has been occupied by Iuz’s forces since 587 CY, so accurate figures are unlikely. All other towns have been destroyed by Iuz.
Population As of 591 CY, the population totaled 27,000 persons, the vast majority (almost 80%) being humans of chiefly Oeridian stock, with some Suel and Flan as well. halflings are the next largest group (9%), followed by elves (5%), dwarves (3%), and gnomes (2%), with half-elves, and half-orcs making up the remainder of the population (approximately 1% each).
Religion The most popular deities among the Shield Lands’s citizens are Heironeous (favored by the state), Saint Cuthbert, Mayaheine, Pholtus, and Trithereon.
Languages The most widely-spoken languages in the Shield Lands are Common, Halfling, and Elvish