A Darkening in the North
The Nentir Vale
The Nentir Vale is a broad borderland region straddling the Nentir River – now mostly empty but for a few scattered villages and towns dotting the area. Abandoned farmsteads, ruined manors, and broken keeps litter the countryside, and bandits, wild animals and monsters roam freely.
The Nentir Vale is a northern land, but it sees relatively little snow — winters are windy and bitterly cold. The Nentir River is too big to freeze except for a few weeks in the coldest part of the year. Summers are cool and mild.
Much of the land is covered in mixed terrain – large stretches of open meadowland, copses of light forest, gently rolling hills, and the occasional thicket of dense woodland and heavy undergrowth.