Although the initial excursion into Albion is widely regarded as a failure, it succeeded in one important regard: it showed the King in the Old World that Albion was rich in natural resources.
A second expedition to Albion was launched, this time with no expense spared. Where the first colonists were convicts, criminals and the desperate, with limited resources and shoddy equipment, the Royal Expeditionary Forces represent the Old World’s finest.
They arrived in Albion five years ago and their mission was simple: to establish a foothold on Albion’s coast, enabling two things. One, that future arrivals would have a place to acclimatise themselves before striking out into the unknown and, two, to tax these new arrivals and ensure that a steady stream of coin makes its way back to the King’s coffers. It is a matter of some debate which duty is considered the more important.
To achieve their mission, the Royal Expeditionary Forces secured a safe zone, walling off a chunk of Albion. On their side of the wall, they make sure the King’s law is upheld and citizens who journey to Albion are expected to respect it and each other. They care little for what happens on the other side, however.
That’s not to say that the area they patrol is completely safe. There are still plenty of foxes and wolves and Heretics and Undead waiting for those that stray too far from the cities.