Darkshire was a county which existed on the Eastern shores of the North West continent about a hundred years prior to establishment of the Kingdom of Westmarch.
The region was known for it's perpetually overcast weather, gloomy atmosphere and high level of undead activity. The later prompted the Church of Tempus to mount a violent Crusade which culminated in the sack of the Drakenhoff Estate in 9403. The inhabitants of the region fled during the cursade, or were later forcibly relocated by the church.
The land laid barren for close to hundred years, until it was re-settled by Westmarch settlers who built the great port city of Fairhaven.