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Hidden Valley Setting, Part VI

Hidden Valley Setting, Part VI

Places in the Hidden Valley, Continued Twin Peaks A twin peaked mountain that separates the Vale of Girwyllan from the the Black Forest. There are no truly reliable reports of the southernmost peak ever being successfully scaled. Unicorn Lake This large icy lake is fed by Swithan’s River and drains into an underground...

Hidden Valley Setting, Part V

Hidden Valley Setting, Part V

Places in the Hidden Valley, Continued The Ring This is a large, tall plateau shaped somewhat like an elongated ring. The top is barren and broken. Due to the creatures that live within it, the lower central section is thought to have some underground connection with the Doompit. Flying above the open central...

Hidden Valley Setting, Part III

Hidden Valley Setting, Part III

Places in the Hidden Valley, Continued Dragonfire Flats This is some of the best farmland in the valley. The land is generally open fields with occasional small copses of trees. Unfortunately, for most of recorded history it has been “controlled” by dragons who live high atop the Dragonhome Plateau to the west and...

Hidden Valley Setting, Part II

Hidden Valley Setting, Part II

Places in the Hidden Valley Arlynn Fens This is a large, trackless swamp that is claimed by neither the Girwyllan Empire nor the Irillion City-State, although it has been claimed by both in times past. It is the home of the barbaric “Swamp Folk”, a tribe of human cannibals, lizardmen, and many strange...

Hidden Valley Setting, Part I

Hidden Valley Setting, Part I

This is the first in a series of posts about one of my two major original campaign settings, the Hidden Valley. The Hidden Valley was a huge valley high in an even larger mountain range. The valley floor was over a mile high and only one pass led into the valley. The valley...