Steindahl is the northwestern province of Auldwynn. It is ruled by King Falkar Arngrim
True to its namesake, most of Steindahl is rocky hills broken occasionally by meadows and forests (especially on its southwest and eastern edges). The province accounts for much of Auldwynn’s mineral wealth, and thus its primary industry is mining. While there are several established companies, much of the hard labor is performed by indentured criminals from around the country or by Cobahni, who are legally indentured criminals but effectively slaves. The province also supports a minor timber industry, and the capitol on Lake Kaldjur survives largely off of fishing.
Politically, King Arngrim knows his province runs on indentured labor and opposes the Empire’s attempts to outlaw it. Despite his hard-line public stance on the matter, in private he knows that the treatment of the Cobahni is both morally wrong and likely unsustainable. He believes that reform is needed and is willing to compromise with the Empire, though he fully believes in indentured servitude as criminal punishment.