The Way of Heroes
The Nentir Vale
The Nentir Vale (map) was the frontier of the Nerath Empire, the northernmost portion of the empire right up to the empire’s collapse about a century ago. Now the vale is mostly empty, with a handful of living villages and towns scattered over a wide area. Abandoned farmsteads, ruined manors, and broken keeps litter the countryside. Bandits, wild animals, and monsters roam freely throughout the vale, threatening anyone who fares more than a few miles away from one of the living settlements. Travel along the roads or river is usually safe – usually. But every now and then travelers come to bad ends between towns. What was once the borderland of the old empire has become a fallen land.