Tales of the Northern March
Across the mountains to the east lies a civilization of hobgoblins that exist in a constant state of warfare. Each legion wars with its neighbors for territory and resources, recruiting any violent creature they can into the effort. Since becoming aware of the them, the leaders of the shire have lived in fear of the day that a leader strong enough to unite the legions emerges and starts on the path to empire. The only thing preventing invasion is that the mountains are home to numerous stone giant clans who violently repel those who trespass into their territory.