The area west of the settled and civilized lands. Popular Lore agrees with that of the wise and learned that ancient wars of mages and wizards sundered the land. It was left a semi-habitable area with deserts, mountains, and dangers from terrain and inhabitants.
Farthorpe is the last fading area of settlement before the land grows inhospitable to crops.
Basically, it is an area of ancient wars and devastation. Now it mostly appears as rough or desert terrain, basically range and basin.