Entsteig is part of the region known as the Western Kingdoms, along with the lands of Westmarch and Khanduras.


Thick, mountainous forests blanket Entsteig, and it is a proud kingdom that has pledged its loyalties to the Zakarum faith. However, faith in the Light is mixed with paganistic beliefs, and its people believe the Sharval Wilds to be an enchanted place of fey spirits.[1] Goblins and dragons feature in Entsteig folklore.

Throughout its history, the people of Entsteig have always believed in Heaven and Hell, perhaps even before any other culture on Sanctuary.[2]

Mountains are located in the kingdom's north.[3]


Located north of the Sharval Wilds and south of the Northern Steppes, Entsteig developed a culture highly distinct from nearby Ivgorod and the Barbarian tribes to the north.[1] Prior to the coming of Rakkis, Ivgorod controlled portions of Entsteig. Entsteig itself did not possess even a fraction of the military might of either culture/nation.[4]


Note that the following events are not necessarily in chronological order

Assur's InvasionEdit

In the year 302 of the Anno Kehjistani, the archdemon Assur launched an invasion of Entsteig. An army led by Earl Edgewulf met the invaders at Bear's Hill. The demons defeated their human foes, and continued north on to the capital, razing villages and slaughtering their inhabitants on the way. Assur was slain at Brennor by Siggard, and his invasion was thwarted.[2]

Aughild's InvasionEdit

The warlord Aughild became the only person to ever successfully besiege Entsteig's capital.[5] He was subsequently crowned king of Entsteig.[6]

Zakarum RuleEdit

When Rakkis marched west, Entsteig opened up to the man and embraced his teachings. In return for embracing the Zakarum faith, Entsteig was allowed to retain much of its independence.[4] Because of its quick acceptance of foreign rule, Entsteig quickly modernized and became an important Zakarum territory. In recent times, many of the most devout Zakarum Paladins have hailed from Entsteig.

Despite this, elements of Entsteig's former culture remain. Even now, many old customs and pagan rituals are still practiced by Entsteig's inhabitants in the Sharval Wilds, as per their spirit beliefs. Even so, these ancient rites have not conflicted with the observance of the Zakarum faith. Rather, Entsteig's people have managed to meld their own esoteric beliefs with their adopted religion.[1]

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