The various lands, regions, villages, towns, and cities in the interior of Rinaria
are known as The Freelands. The Freelands are completely autonomous and often resist assistance from any of Rinaria's established nation-states. To that end, many if not most Freelanders are suspicious of anyone from the nation-states, colloquially called "crownies".
The only authority that has any weight in The Freelands are their own with some of the major cities such as Bonin, Crossroads, and Three Road offering some protection and a semblance of a justice system to their surrounding areas. Outside of those areas it is essentially every person for themselves. Often, Freelanders band together to build towns or villages primarily for protection bandits, marauders, and wild life.