The Northern Kingdoms is the collective name given to the monarchies situated above the Amell Mountains in the world of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The most important of them are (alphabetically) Aedirn, Cintra, Kaedwen, the joint kingdoms of Kovir & Poviss, the joint kingdoms of Lyria & Rivia, Redania and Temeria.
- The Northern Kingdoms take up the largest part of the habitable landmass to the North of the Amell Mountains.
- The lack of capable leaders and unified government in the continent has kept the land in a state of turmoil for as far back as Humans have occupied it. This has led to countless wars including many against the Nilfgaardian Empire. In occasion the "Black Ones" - as the Nilfgaardians are called by the Nordlings - had gained significant ground, only to be repelled by a - briefly - united North the last possible moment. After such events, they Nordlings would soon be back to cutting each other's throats as always.