Caldenost and the World of Borea
The island is surrounded and encompassed by mountains. There is one major lake within the mountain where all the rivers spawn from, the pool of truth. The giants guard it viciously and vigilantly. throughout the mountains is a vast woodland, referred to by the giants as the roots of the lords. Very little is known about the woodland as it is guarded as closely as the mountain lake.
Barboset is a meritocracy.It is led by Garmegdan, the strongest and wisest of the Giants. The giants are a peaceful group, and only fight when provoked. They as a community worship Lanaxis, Father of Giants. They dislike half-breeds but love human women. They are very distrustful of outsiders for the most part but do have emissaries that communicate with the outside world for trade and alliances and such. Barboset is regularly assaulted by the pirates of summerset cove just south of Barboset.