A Blizzard in Ravenloft
The domain of Iron Sands exists on the border between Barovia and the Mournlands, acting as a buffer between that realm and the rest of the Core. Many residents of the Iron Sands are those that couldn`t make it in the other lands, for many reasons. The Vistani that live in this land try to stay away from the towns, as the townsfolk and many of the ranchers have an irrational fear of them, and will shoot the Vistani on sight.
While the firearms of the Iron Sands are not as reliable as those from Canceri, or as advanced of those from Mezzenbone. However, the firearms of the Iron Sands do seem more efficient than the gnomish firearms that are slowly spreading from Northrend. Interestingly enough, unlike most other lands in the Core, it is expected that men (and many women) are actually carrying `iron.` Not even in Mezzenbone is view so highly held.
While there are sheriffs and town guards in most places, the populace generally follows the law of the majority. The folk of Iron Sands are a hard-boiled lot, caught between the plague of undead streaming from Barovia, and the forces of the Lord of Blades from the Mournlands. The native Ironborn (from which the land gets its name) patrol all over the land, not to keep the law but to keep trespassers out of their nation.