This northern keep stands over the barren lands south of the Rift Canyon, as it has done for nearly 160 years. The troops here are Urzun orcs and goblins, and the garrison orog commander is driven to distraction by the confused orders he receives from Balmund. Sometimes he is told to keep his troops in the keep, sometimes to patrol the barrens, and sometimes to mount strikes and raids into the borders of the Rift Canyon. The latter can end up in disaster, as the troops are usually overwhelmed by bandits, monsters or even competing humanoids from the Bandit Lands who dislike the Urzun and want to wipe them out. Troops here are bloodthirsty, vicious brutes but in the face of such confusion they are losing morale and no few have actually defected from patrol duty and disappeared into the outlying barren lands around the Rift Canyon.
Carl Sargent. Greyhawk Adventures, Iuz the Evil, 1993