Vakara Grasslands

The Vakara Grasslands are the largest region of prairie and grazing land found in eastern Corwyn.

This enormous region of grassy rolling prairies that serves as the eastern border of Üthrar was once the heartland of the lost Xholar Empire. The grasslands run west from the Vhan Myr coast 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 this region are the ancient ruins of the Hakeen city of Ashkavan, long ago destroyed by the Üthrari barbarians.


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. Only the scattered ruins of ancient Hakeen settlements, monuments, and temples remain today. Currently, the only people found here are a few scattered villages of sheepherders and farmers.

Only at the far eastern edge of these grasslands is there a thriving Hakeen civilization; the coastal city-state of Zhin.