The name “Bloodstone Lands” is often given to the region of Faerûn lying between the Sea of Fallen Stars in the south and west, the Great Glacier in the north and the endless plains of the Hordelands in the east. Also known as the Cold Lands, for their persistently chilly climate, the lands of this region are noted for their mineral wealth, including extensive deposits of iron, silver and the mineral that gives them their name, bloodstone.
Those who come to the Bloodstone Lands with a self-centred and possessive attitude have learned the errors of their ways – or they have perished. Humans dominate the region while the other, less-populous races congregate in groups of their own kind. Nevertheless, as in most frontier regions, every house may be a sanctuary to a stranger and every door is open to a fellow in need. A halfling wandering in the Galenas would find the dwarven village of Clan Orothiar a fine stopover on his travels.