Ruined castles cluster thickly in many borderland regions. Whether destroyed by war or abandoned with civilisation’s ebb and flow such places are a magnet for adventurers searching for forgotten treasures or lurking foes.
War leaves its mark on the countryside. Burnt and sacked villages, mass graves, battlefields and more all appear in war’s bloody wake.
The sea hides many secrets in its unfathomable depths. Sometimes—after storms or particularly high tides—it gives up some of its secrets.
Heroic adventurers often find themselves on the edge of civilisation in the wild lands. But they are not the first to explore such places, and previous explorers often leave signs of their passing.
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The land around a hill giant steading is littered with the signs of giantish habitation. Hill giants are not subtle—or intelligent—and make no attempt to hide their presence.
The roads are dangerous for travellers, and a roaring campfire is always a welcome sight. However, heroes should be wary of those who approach their tents at night. Flame may ward off wolves, but it attracts the most unusual company.
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