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Ea's Spire
A spire of red-grey rock jutting from a windswept plain of Razor Grass, Ea's Spire is one of few landmarks on the road from Wind's Canyon to Darkin. The spire marks the location of a low output spring, and is a place where tribesmen and hunters sometimes stop to take shelter or exchange news. The spring seeps into a scalloped stone basin, and then soaks into the soil. Small niches provide shelter, and faded rock paintings and votive offerings mark the people who pass by. The top of the spire is often used as a roost by Cudu'djell, who sometimes attack lone travellers visiting the spring.
Five Stones
KeywordsFarming, Spring
Five Stones is a moderately sized farming village set into the fertile farmlands of Darkin, about a day's walk to Turnwards of the town. The town gets it's name from five large white stones, some sort of milky quartz, that thrust in a rough line from the earth of a ridge at the town's entrance. An ancient and low stone door at the base of the largest stone opens into a cave shot through with the same mineral where water collects.

Although Five Stones is firmly in land claimed by Nistray it is also the site of the largest Satvan in the Darkin area, which opens on the far side of the cave of the spring, drawing light that filters through the white stone. Tribesmen will often stop by Five Stones on their way to Darkin to take a blessing at the Satvan.
RegionLast Home
Sirara is a thriving farming community set amongst the Dust Slopes near to Last Home. It is surrounded by a patchwork of stepped fields, bright bands of corn and chilli, dotted with Kail trees and dust slope blooms. The central village clusters around terracotta pipes where water channelled from nearby springs is drawn for drinking and irrigation. The largest buildings are quite grand, the stucco walls brightly painted, while smaller houses are scattered through the fields.

Sirara sits close to Ningaur's Steps, which is at this point a wide and irregularly paved avenue of ancient manufacture that runs between low stone walls down towards the Twilight forests, which are easily visible from Sirara. Dirt paths wind through the stepped fields, running from the avenue past small houses. Order Magi from Last Home visit Sirara once a year to renew it's warding spells.

Still Water
KeywordsSpring, Cattle
Still Water is a small village lying at the Sunwards end of the Pass of Eagles. Its most significant feature is the spring fed oasis pool that gives it its name, though the surrounding trees can be spotted at some distance across the razor grass plains. Small houses of mud brick and grass thatching ring the pool, nestling beside a tumbled ruin. Although the locals are willing to offer many personal theories on the origin of this ruin (fort, palace, mage's house) no history actually remains, and much of the structure has long since been robbed to build the villager's houses.