The Grand Duchy of Geoff was established over seven hundred years ago by Humans in an area that was the ancestral homeland to several clans of Dwarves, Eladrin, and Elves who still maintain small remnant colonies there. Invaded eight years ago, in 583 CY, by Giants who had been previously considered to be unorganized and who seldom came down into the lowlands over the past centuries, except for occasional raids. It was a complete surprise to all, when the Giants swept down out of the Barrier Peaks and Crystalmist Mountains, to conquer Geoff.
The Giants have been held in check by Dwarves in the southwest protecting the White Oyt River Gorge, Gnomes in the south protecting the Stark Mounds, Elves guarding the Oytwood to the southeast, the Humans of Gran March to the east and the Eladrin of the Dim Forest in the northeast.
At the present time the only liberated town is Hochloch, which is currently under the administration of Gran March.
It has been said that the giants have constructed several lowland castles/fortresses over the past eight years as they seem determined to make their stand in Geoff.