- A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
The Empire Beyond the Sea, often shortened simply to Beyond the Sea is a catch-all term referring to any freehold controlled by The Empire of the White Tower outside of London proper.
Little is known of these territories given the difficulties in travel among The Lost. It has been revealed that once upon a time the empire had an Ambassador to these regions who used the Axis Mundi to travel to these far flung regions with great ease. Over the last few years these visits have become more irregular due to circumstances developing in those individual freeholds.
According to the Invaders, the freeholds Beyond the Sea have been overrun by Vampires, Werewolves, Willworkers and even the dread arcadians themselves. They attribute this to the Empire abandoning their commitments to the empire- drawing back precious magical and monetary resources from the defense of these freeholds and entrenching them in London.
The only freehold visited by Trouble Ahead outside of London has been Sydney- a city totally deserted by changelings and with a Hedge that is utterly inaccessible.