Arden, officially the Kingdom of Arden, is an independent kingdom and sovereign state located on the continent of Rivandol to the Est, with has long been a political ally of the kingdom, the kingdoms of Othiria and Thasslia to the south, the Kingdom of Buschow to the South-West and the Free Province of Porthclaw to the West.
The Maiden Plains are located in the heart of the kingdom and provide most of the arable lands, with scattered forests, rivers and lakes. The South is dominated by the Black Range, acting as a border with the kingdom of Rivandol is plains with some hills to the North.
Arden enjoys a strong economy with excess food and commodities which is exports to neighbouring countries. Cattle herding and cloth selling are also a lucrative occupation. Stone mining is a recent addition to the economy following the conquest of the province of Othringen during the Punishment War.