Northshield is the name of the wall that separates Araliss from the northern Elven and Dwarven lands. The wall was built by the Aralissians centuries ago to isolate themselves from the warring Elven and Dwarven nations. No travel is allowed across the wall in either direction and there is no known way around the wall to the north. The Dreadslope Mountains prevent travel to the north and west into Dwarven and Elven lands. Those that were on either side of the wall after its construction have remained stranded whether they like it or not. There are rumors about passages through caves or by sea into the northern lands, but most dismiss them.