The lizardmen tribes inhabiting Altier Bay to the south have continued to prove themselves a menace to the other civilized races of Altier Valley. Fiercely territorial and warlike, they have made the waterways leading into the great ocean inhospitable, though many valiant men and women have tried. Because of this, the other races of Altier have never been able to travel to the ocean and see what lies beyond the great waters.
While technologically inferior to the more advanced races, the lizardmen excel at breeding and animal husbandry, especially in the case of aquatic monsters. Tales of water serpents longer than 1,000 feet certainly are hard to believe, though many a grizzly traveler swears they’ve seen one. With the combined might of the lizardmen will and the monstrous strength of bred killer creatures, they have stopped the other races of Altier in ever reaching the ocean.
Luckily for Altier Valley, the lizardmen seem to have no need for expanding their territory. Several scholars claim that the lizardmen believe the territory around the bay to be sacred, and are loathe to ever leave it or allow any non-lizardmen races to desecrate it.