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A term used in the Wetlands to denote a petitioning province, a province with less than 5 active members, or a province too far away from the main geographic center of the Kingdom for any member to regularly visit.

From the Wetlands Corpora: Outpost - Any group of wavered players. This title merely implies Kingdom sponsorship of a group that has not met the requirements to become a shire or who, in the opinion of the Monarch and Prime Minister, holds its weekly meetings in a geographically remote location relative to the rest of the Kingdom.