The Sanctions of Men
When human civilizations arrived in The Spinelands from the west, the Dwarven kings of Kalazanbaar bestowed upon them the Sanctions of Man. At first, this subsisted of the southern lands alone. However, the human kings had no interest in the barbarian infested wastes of The Ban Tuur Steppe, and the expansionist nature of the humans quickly drove them to request more fertile, temperate territory to the north. The were granted the The Northern Sanction, at the condition that this land be liberated of the native population, the Orcs, who proved to be a great nuisance to the Dwarves. In recent years, however, the Southern Sanction was decimated by a powerful curse. All that remains of the Southern territory is the single port city of Titan's Gate.