Vale of Darkness
With the rise of the Nerath Empire in Epion, settlers began to move to the area establishing towns such as Fallcrest which for a number of centuries grew slowly but steadily. As the Nerath Empire began to crumble about a century ago, Fallcrest continued to flourish for a time.
Ninety years ago, a fierce band of orcs called the Bloodspears descended upon the vale and ravished its settlements. Fallcrest’s army was defeated in a rash attempt to halt the advance of the Bloodspears. The Bloodspears burned and pillaged Fallcrest and went on to wreck havoc upon the rest of the Nentir Vale.
In the decades since the Bloodspear War, Fallcrest has struggled to reestablish itself. The town is a shadow of the former city. Little trade passes through its walls anymore. The surrounding countryside is dotted with abandoned homesteads and manors, remnants from the days of Nerath.