Chronicles of Tellus
Years ago, the area now known as The Blighted Hills was a rolling, verdant expanse of hills and valleys marked by numerous natural caverns. The area had its share of dangerous creatures and was known for being the favored hiding space for local brigands and cutthroats. Then an unnatural phenomena occurred that caused the hills to become even more deadly. Known only as “The Night of the Lights” by the locals, the event is characterized by a massive burst of light and a cacophony of sound so bright and loud that it could be seen from miles around, most notably in the nearby town of Horvath. Since then, random creatures from other planes of existence have been reported seen in the area, seemingly appearing out of nowhere. Bursts of light have been reported that either spew these creatures out or suck other creatures in, never to be seen again. The locals have declared the area unsafe and all routes through the Hills have been diverted.