The city of Garnock is located at the boundary between several different regions.  To the east and north are the lush plains similar to those near Scaret.  Immediately to the southwest of the city is a major swamp, but beyond the swamp and dominating the western regions of the city’s influence is a steppe broken by large badlands.  The summers are warm, though winter does still come to the region (similar to Missouri).  The people are most closely represented by the Italians, physically and especially in their cuisine.  Garnock is a military dominated society.  Being the aggressors in several historic wars, they are seen as “evil” by many of those who they once had conquered.