People of Fallcrest, I implore you!
Nentir Vale is the name given to the northern reaches of the Nentir River Valley, above the Witchlight Fens. The name generally refers to the lands bounded on the north by Winterbole Forest, on the east by the Dawnforge Mountains, on the south by the Harken Forest and the Witchlight Fens, and on the west by the Ogrefist Hills and the Stonemarch. Its principal towns are Winterhaven, Fallcrest, Harkenwold, and Hammerfast.
For most of its recorded history, the Nentir Vale has been on the frontier of civilization. Neither rich in resources nor strategically valuable in the conduct of their ubiquitous wars, the ancient empires of Arkhosia and Bael Turath had little influence in the region. The Vale nominally comprised a part of the later empire of Nerath, though even then, the region functioned more as a self-governing province under the governorship of native son, Duncan Marclay, and his descendants.