With the fabric of reality irreparably damaged, bands of demons periodically find their way through into the world.
The Asphodel Fields are now known as the Black Wastes, an area of nothing but devastation and death.
The Highlord of Westreach is primarily tasked with defending Altana from the threat posed by the Black Wastes. This includes two interrelated duties. The first is dealing with any small demonic bands that venture too close to the Altanan borders. The second is taking any measures necessary to prevent another large-scale incursion.