Nations across the western ocean have also sent explorers to the Frontier. More organized but fewer in numbers, these Westerners have established forts and trading posts along the coast in an effort to profit from the natural resources and secure that profit for future generations of their countrymen. Each settlement has a different relationship with the native inhabitants and wildlife.

This land is mine. Everything with fur, everything with claws, every mineral and tree. The land provides me with its bounty, and I decide who shares in it — or perishes.
— Anton Sokolov