The Valley of Life
Ashra is one of the most fertile and diverse regions in the world. From the vines in Lans Yards to the trash town of Yren to the farmlands all around, Ashra will offer something unique for all who travel through. Fruits grow in abundance; rivers and lakes are teeming with fish; plenty of animals to hunt for fresh meat; good soil for the crops. Whatever man can wish for, the land of Ashra provides. The city used to be one great, beautiful garden… a long time ago. Nowadays, although still marvelously rich, Ashra is only a fragment of its former self, and dark shadows are gathering in the gorge between the green lands and Zenithar…
Yren – The result of refuse flowing downstream from Zenithar, Yren is a man-made village of everything that has gone unwanted. The people that live there are strange to say the least and the clans controlling it smell like their surroundings. But at the end of the day, what one person calls garbage, another calls a treasure. Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder.
Zirian court – Zirian Court rests in front of one of the holiest places in the Empire, the legendary pond containing the tears of Lady Ashra. It is said long ago, Lady Ashra was overcome by a sadness causing her to cry and from her tears the pond was born. A pond of holy tears, considered by current residents and visitors of Ashra to be a place of worship and hope. Zirian Court is the doorway to the tears of Ashra.