The nation of Lastwall was established by the victorious forces of the Shining Crusade in 3828 ARas a watchful guardian against the possible return of the Whispering Tyrant, but due to that nation's common border with the Hold, also became a bulwark against the orcs. Time and again they have tried to expand their territories southward, each time pushing the border further toward the capital of Vigil.

The first border between the Hold and Lastwall was set after the defeat of the Whispering Tyrant in 3827 AR. Called the Sunwall, it was a series of mighty forts and stood for hundreds of years. The next was constructed by General Harchist and followed the flow of the River Esk. For it, new strongholds were built, connected in places by a low wall, but again these proved insufficient to keep back the orcish hordes; the line fell in 4237 AR. The next border, called the Hordeline, was built in 4515 AR, and it consisted only of earth bulwarks topped with wooden palisades. The current border with Lastwall has no name as of yet, but has held due to a large inflow of money and supplies from the south of the country. Judging by the past, it is only a matter of time before the orcs push further southward.