The slave lords controlled the Pomarj with an iron fist. They were driven out mainly thanks to efforts by a combined
force of several kingdoms, notably the Principality of Ulek. High King Sigurd the Chainbreaker was the one who delivered the death blow to the slave lords, and he was granted sovereignty over his own kingdom as a reward.
There is still a bustling slave market within the Flanaess, mainly among the northern barbarian tribes and the Sea Princes. The slave lords were not, as originally thought, completely obliterated. It seems they have merely shifted their main area of operations. There have been unsettling rumors across the Pomarj of people disappearing, and many blame the reemergence of the slave lords.