Vakara Grasslands
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Located in the Far East, The Vakara Grasslands are the largest region of prairie and grazing land found on the Continent of Corwyn.


This enormous region of rolling, grass-covered prairies serves as the eastern border of Üthrar, but was once the heart of the fallen Xholar Empire.

Borders


The grasslands run west from the Jade Coast of the Vhan Myr to the southern shores of the Grafenmyr and the northwest tip of the Sür, north into the realm of Kurand, and south to the foothills of the Torak Mountains.

Throughout the tall grasses are scattered settlements, but most are very small. There is little of value here other for animal grazing, so the land has been little fought over or disputed throughout history.

The only reason that Kurandians and Üthrari raiders come here is for slaves or minor plunder. Unlike the rich Üthrari grasslands to the west, the plains here are sparse and arid, and have little farming value.

Whole western sections of this region are volcanic wasteland, with natural springs issuing up from beneath the surface, but instead of steam, the springs issue poisonous gasses, and acrid fumes which have killed most plant life nearby.

In the center of the Vakara Grasslands, lie the ruins of the ancient Hakeen city of Ashkavan, which was destroyed by the Üthrari long ago.

History


This region was once a thriving eastern culture known as the Xholar Empire, but it was long ago consumed by the violent and bloodthirsty Üthrari, who destroyed its culture, and carried off most of its people.

Long ago, there was a paved stone roadway connecting cities of Ashkavan and Zhin, but the Vakara Grasses have swallowed it up. Only scattered flagstones and small segments are visible today.

Today, only the scattered ruins of ancient Hakeen settlements, monuments, and temples remain, and the only people found here, dwell in scattered villages of sheepherders and farmers.

At the far eastern edge of these grasslands lies Zhin; a thriving Hakeen City-state on the coast of the Vhan Myr.