Skirting The Dodgy Path
Natal is the principle city of the Free Cities of Natal, formerly a part of the Keshian province of Bosania. Next to Darkmoor, the regions around Natal have been known to produce some of the finest wines in the Kingdom. The city of Natal is also headquarters of the legendary Natalese Rangers, descendants of the legendary Imperial Keshian Guides, and considered among the best trackers in the west.
More than any other humans in the Western Realm, the Rangers of Natal are sensitive to the ways of the elves and dwarves and share a closer relationship with these races than others. Among the Rangers of Natal are many who can enter Elvandar unbidden.
When the Empire retreated from Bosania, many of the Imperials who were left behind became Rangers, and those who lived near Krondor founded the famous Pathfinders. The groups consider themselves kin for never in the conflicts between the Free Cities and the Kingdom has a Ranger or Pathfinder spilled the other’s blood. Pathfinders and Rangers share the ritual greeting, “Our grandfathers were brothers.”