“The harvest festival in Ata is surely the more popular one, but I prefer the summer celebration, if only because the food is so memorable.”
– A letter from a Darstian noble to her sister 218, 2nd Era
To the east of the Gurith Coast is a barrier of tall, rolling green hills in which several farming villages have sprung up over the last era. The people of the Western Hills enjoy longer, hot and dry summers and shorter, wet winters. Several rivers run down the hills on both sides and keep the farmlands irrigated. Most of the villages are settled in the valleys while larger villas belonging to the more secluded nobility rest in the higher altitudes.
About the Western Hills
The Western Hills are not ruled by any government or monarch and most of its residents prefer to think of themselves as from their particular town as opposed to the region itself.