Farther West Than West
The Lesser Houses are those with less influence than the Great Houses, be it because of land, finances, racial bias, etc. They are as follows:
Halflings- While having no significant land holdings of their own, the halflings have villages along all the major waterways, and their ability to pilot a ship is rivaled by none.
Goblins- The goblin island of Braggenwald is the sister island to Arkhosia. Goblins are capable mercenaries, and are often employed as such.
Orcs- The tribe of Gar’Rosh make their home in the Great Desert in the interior of the mainland. The orcs, while nomadic, have a few large permanent communities where water can be found within the dry-land. Many half-orcs are found within the larger communties.
Goliaths- Goliath clans can be found in the highlands adjacent to, and sometimes overlapping, dwarven territories. A large clan of goliaths make thier home on the island of Winterbreath north of the mainland. Goliaths are often found under the employ of dwarves, working in the mines.