The Northern Reaches
There are six types of Obstacles, two for each Value
Each Obstacle has a Obstacle Level ranging from 3 to 10. The level of the Obstacle represents how severe the problem each obstacle presents is.
At the start of the game, it’s likely that most Locations will be neutral or independent, and will have Obstacles to interfere with aspiring conquerors. Before a Domain can seize a Location, it must defeat the Obstacle there. The players might make an adventure of it, going there to sort out the local problems and establish themselves as worthy givers of order and security, or they might send an Asset to perform the Solve an Obstacle Domain Action. Until the Obstacle has been removed, the location is effectively ungovernable even if conquered by military force and will provide no benefits to a possessor.