Devon, where Pottinger is from, is in Southwest England. During the Pale Wars, many wealthy British families sent their children into hiding hoping to spare them from the atrocities being committed in more populated areas. Unfortunately, once Votan forces overwhelmed the major cities, they turned teir attention to small towns such as the one where Pottinger was hidden. Near the end of the war, residents of the United Kingdom pushed the Votans off their islands. Today, the U.K. survives as a fortess island, defending her people against the horrors of mainland Europe.