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  • Belkzen

    Belkzen is a harsh region filled with badlands, thorny scrub, and dangerous peaks. Water is scarce and concentrated primarily in the seasonal [[Flood Road]], which serves as a caravan route during the dry season, and in the vast, salty lake of quicksand …

  • The Cenotaph

    Near the southern tip of the Tusk Mountains stands a windowless pillar of black stone that rises nearly 140 feet from the edge of a steep cliff. Its sole visible feature is a pair of closed, fifty-foot-high doors made of the skymetal noqual and accessible …

  • Freedom Town

    Freedom Town was founded in 4694 AR by members of the Sharpes Gang, a criminal organization active in [[Lastwall]], [[Ustalav]], Nirmathas, and Molthune. They fled Lastwall after being accused of a massive blackmail and confidence scheme involving the …

  • Valorfoe

    The line of fortresses known as the Sunwall was among the greatest defensive barriers ever established in Avistan, but against the orc hordes it could only stand so long. When it fell, the well trained soldiers of [[Lastwall]] retreated to a second line …

  • Urgir

    Second of the great dwarfish Sky Citadels, Koldukar was an enormous feat of engineering, a massive fortress of stone spires and deep warrens. Then came the orc warlord Belkzen. Uniting the scattered tribes of the region, he laid siege to the city-mountain …

  • Dirt Sea

    Sandwiched between the two northernmost spurs of the Kodar Mountains and fed by vast underground aquifers, the Dirt Sea is a large expanse of extremely fluid quicksand that’s over a hundred miles wide. The quicksand acts almost like water, allowing …

  • Flood Road

    The Flood Road is one of the most important and recognizable natural landmarks in all of [[Belkzen]]. During the fall, winter, and early spring, the Flood Road is a dry arroyo that serves as the region’s main method of traveling north or south. In the …

  • Brimstone Haruspex

    This temple complex is situated in the caldera of the Eye of the Unmaker: an active stratovolcano located high in the northern Kodar Mountains. A group of orc mystics devoted to the Rough Beast known as the Endseers has lived here for thousands of years. …

  • Trunau

    One of only two non-orc settlements in [[Belkzen]], Trunau is a predominantly human community of sturdy farmers and resolute warriors adrift in a monstrous sea of orcs who would as soon kill them as trade with them. Its people survive through the grace of …

  • Grask Uldeth

    Great Chief Grask Uldeth is the ruler of Urgir, head of the Empty Hand tribe, and the greatest military and political figure in [[Belkzen]] since Kazavon. In 4692 AR, Grask Uldeth became leader of the powerful Empty Hand tribe, which had controlled [[ …