The Northlands are divided into four prefectures.
- To the north is the frozen tundra, dominated by Mt Tiamat.
- To the East are the plains and river communities that fall under the rule of the crown at Asenath. The cities of Drezillian, and the port city of Jibral are major hubs of trade. Fanespan Peak towers over the plains, and looks out over the Bay of Sapphire Fangs. The Forest of Secrets is said to hold a gateway to the Feywild, and Rotwood Marsh is riddled with passages to the Shadowfell.
- To the west, the vast forest of Thorne is, and has been, long as any scholar can recount, ruled only in name by the baron at the Green Bastion.
- To the south, the fields and scrub lands of Kether lie far from the politics of its neighbors.