Abridged History of the 10th Age
The northerly vales were once a commercial suburb of the old Teralian kingdom. When it collapsed, the vales were reduced to a backwater. Old trade routes became disused paths up into the wild north. Even the elven city of Cathadria collapsed when there was no hinterland to ship it food.
Nowadays the vales are a comfortable if somewhat undeveloped land. Each vale is ruled by it’s own government and array of customs, leftover from the days when Teralian overseers supported friendly holdings there. The most famous of the vales is Northvale, where the old emporium of Eastwick still stands.
Coins: People in the Vales take any kind of coins they can get their hands on. The most widely used internally are the old Teralian coins (golden Hands, silver Fingers, copper Nails) but the largest influx is from Thyrnesse (platinum Crowns, golden Pillars, silver Towers, and copper shields).
Places in the Vales
Rivers and Lakes of the Vales
The Old River
The Rhun River
The North River
The Holton River