Greymist Hills

The Greymist Hills run east from the coast of the Iron Sea to the western foothills of the Purple Mountains.

Their name derives from the fact that the cold clammy climate leaves an almost constant layer of fog on the hilltops throughout the region. These hills are famous for the rich gold, silver, and Tilvium mines located throughout the region. Because of the large quantities of these precious metals, the region has been in dispute for centuries and suffered many skirmishes and raids, as it is desired by both the kingdoms of Elyria and Serathyr. The most bitter of wars those was the infamous War of the Fallen Crown, fought between the two rival nations in the years 1008-1011/6.

Because both kingdoms desire the Greymist Hills, both keep well-garrisoned fortresses on its borders. The Elyrian stronghold of Wymerly Keep is located just north of these hills, whereas the Serathian stronghold of ErĂ´n-Esroth is located on the southern side.

Within the hills themselves are several competing freeholds and baronies that are constantly at odds with each other. Usually these disputes are sanctioned by 'royal interests' from either the Darkwood Throne of Rilsavar or the Dragon Throne of Rastios.