The Saga Begins
After the collapse of the Lycaeum empire, the peoples of Hjorlund were left in dissaray. Ethnic chiefs and kings, ex-Lycaeum governors, generals, war lords, peasant leaders and bandits began to carve up the former Lycaeum provinces into feudal kingdoms and regions.
Feudalism after the Roman occupation was more controlled and structured than the loose form of feudalism that existed before the Romans arrived. Peasants were permanently assigned to "manorial estates." They provided food and labor to the aristocratic class of lords and knights in return for protection from bandits and rival kingdoms.