The Phoenix Covenant
Northernmost and largest of the Imperial Provinces, Stayyin Province takes in Cold Lake, Snow Wood, most of the Axefall Mountains, and the Bitter Mountains. Pre-Empire, the region was dominated by the dwarves of the Axefall Mountains and the elves of the Snow Wood, who were constantly skirmishing over resources to hold off the raids of kobolds, goblins, and orcs. Imperial diplomats negotiated peace between the dwarves and elves, and helped them fight off their enemies in return for the rights to settle in the area. Now, the land around Cold Lake is dotted with logging and fishing villages, all funneling their trade through Milos into the Empire.