So I was reading on the tram this morning and I found this direct mention of the Exiled Lands in the book “BEYOND THE BLACK RIVER”
…The stillness of the forest trail was so primeval that the tread of a
soft-booted foot was a startling disturbance. At least it seemed so to
the ears of the wayfarer, though he was moving along the path with the
caution that must be practised by any man who ventures beyond Noob
It was right there on the opening page!