A small village in the Ice Hills, Tarfell lies on an open slope that frequently bears the brunt of snowstorms and icy gales. The frosty pasture land around it is dotted with Uzan. Small silver mines dot the surrounding hills, and prospectors, some Freemen, some escaped Slaves, bring their finds here to be traded to Urite and Chaldian merchant houses. Tarfell is three days Counter to Greystone Crossing.
This strange feature lies to the Turnwards of Ningaur's Steps, between Sirara and Der-Maki. Amidst a stony plain lie a series of depressions in which lakes of black tar well up. These expanses of shimmering hot tar are deadly to animals the venture close, scalding them with noxious steam, or collapsing under their weight and enclosing them in pitch. Some attempts have been made by both Derzak and Nistray to mine the tar in the past, and a scatter of abandoned buildings, little more than shells of rough stone and dried cactus, are found near the pools.
Exposure to the fumes from the pools for more than a few minutes inflicts fatigue. Any exposed person must make a Physical roll resisted by a 14, taking the margin of failure in fatigue. Roll again every quarter of an hour.
The Canyon Trail is a route right on the extreme periphery of settled land, beyond Wind's Canyon. It passes through a long expanse of wind blown dryland, past white ash lands where trees used to be, to the foot of a mountain range, where it terminates at Kuthar. It once passed over the mountains from Kuthar to Urukag, but this route is long closed.
The name of the main route leading from the Riverlands to Hellgrass Reach. Although a direct route from Derzak would ideally pass far Counter to Nistray, the position of Nistray and Ur's lands force travellers from Derzak to travel upriver to Sword Landing before they start to journey Sunwards.
A small village built in the shadow of a canyon wall Counter of Ningaur's Steps. The village has two large wells as a major feature, although one has now run dry. Houses are built of yellow-brown stone with Nishag Tree beams. The handful of families here hunt the surrounding plains, and cultivate Maugey Cactus along the road.