Niflheim’s southern coast is mostly inhabited by Northmen, a people closely involved with the sea. They rely on fishing, trading and occasional raids on some fertile lands in the south of Nilfheim. Their settlements are mostly connected via ocean; roads are rare.

An Ice_Demon called Illgarm started gathering monsters under his rule in the last couple of years, and has even persuaded some of the Northmen to join him in his desire to invade the mainland. Some monster camps have already appeared on the mainland’s frozen northern shores. The Snowclan dwarves and Icejarls under his rule are building a large castle that will be Illgarm’s seat of power on Nilfheim.

Most of Nilfheim’s settlements are located along the coast as the centre of the island is inhabited by dangerous creatures and the landscape is much harsher. Due to the harsh landscape and lack of roads, many of the cities rely on their harbour for transport to and from the island.