Harkonian tribes of old never had the luxury of being fully conquered or subjugated by a vast imperial force, as a result the nationhood or defining geo-cultural area that is considered Harkonin territory is up to debate, the many small and large kingdoms, fiefdoms and raiders outposts often engaged in skirmishes on a small scale, these conflicts were tempered by the powerful religion of the Frozen path whose seat of power was shared between Silentfall Temple and the Winter Cathedral to whom all paid tribute, and whom ensured that the majority of the devastation that these distinguished killers carried out was done so outside of the socio-linguistic area of Harkonin. This meant that the northern coast of Galtia, and the northern border Nvaaj mountains were a target of constant Harkonian raids, raids which the Romatenuon empire attempted to put a stop to during the Silver renaissance.