Norinor is a large, sheltered forest in southern Iobaria that borders the Hills of Nomen and Syrzemyan Highlands. The dangers and riches of the forest are well known as Norinor plays home to more human settlements and "hideholds" than any other forest within Iobaria. However many of these settlers are rugged individualists pursuing their own ends, with towns like Volod along the Noyrus River the exception rather than the rule.
There is no cohesive community within Norinor, many of its inhabitants only know those who live within a few miles of their homesteads, unless they have a reason to travel. While these folk do not readily come to each others' defences, they do warn their fellows when outsiders, such as press gangs from Kridorn, enter the woods.