Modern Stonehold is generally located in the northeastern portion of the Flanaess. It is situated at the base of the Thillonrian Peninsula, bounded by the Griff Mountains to the east and south, and the Icy Sea to the north and west. The Hraak Forest at the base of the Griffs is claimed by the people of Stonehold as well.
As of 591 CY, the most populous towns are Kelten (pop. 2,800), Purmill (pop. 1,900), and Bastro (pop. 1,700). Vlekstaad once had a relatively large population for the region (pop. 2,200), but was attacked and burned to the ground by a contingent of warriors from the Rovers of the Barrens in 588 CY; it now supports a population of barely 700 inhabitants.
As of 591 CY, the population of Stonehold totaled 55,000 persons, with an overwhelming percentage (96%) being humans of mixed Flan and Suel ancestry. The remainder of the population consists of orcs, dwarves, and other humanoid races.
Stonehold is an independent feudalmonarchy with hereditary rulership, currently ruled by His Most Grim and Terrible Might, Rhelt Sevvord I, Master of Stonehold. The rhelt ("king") commands Stonehold's standing army, and maintains his near-dictatorial powers via his governance of four ataman nobles (controlling the towns) and four nomadic tribal chieftains.