Princesses of the Apocalypse
The Dessarin Valley is about a week’s journey north of Waterdeep. It is lightly settled, the northern frontier having pushed further north generations ago, and nothing of interest to the wider world has happened here for hundreds of years. The land has a long history, but few living here know or remember it, and crumbling ruins and abandoned temples are littered across the landscape.
The current settlements here were founded around or after 1000 DR.
Sumber Hills, Dessarin Hills, and the Sword Mountains are all prominent features here. Much of the rest is made of farms and plains, although there are some small forested areas. The broad Dessarin River runs north to south through the region with many smaller offshoots. The area’s importance as a trade route means that there are many well-maintained roads, but the terrain is not so difficult as to prevent overland travel.