The New World
It’s capital ( Norwick), a ducal seat bears some relation to both Norwich, Norfolk and York, Yorkshire. (An ancient name for York was Jorvik). Northshire likewise corresponds to the old Danelaw heartlands of Norfolk and Yorkshire. Both Yorkshire and Norfolk have historically been a fertile field for dissent, with challenges to the establishment and powers of the day, and so Northshire is here. An underlying religious resistance harbours here, in some quarters.
Bad blood and old grudges are a legacy of centuries of conflict between Hibernia and Northshire. It is from Norwick that armies of conquest have departed, and to Norwick that raids from Hibernia have come. Memories of the devastation which accompanies these campaigns are long.