Past Pirates' Chain, Green Ocean Gap, and the Underdeep Drain Post, lies the great cliff wall of Arvandor Shield. A century ago, the typhoons that wracked the Sea of Sashelas for over five thousand years, suddenly ceased. All were surprised to hear that the land beyond the rock shielded coast was not only much larger than ever imagined but also populated with a plethora of "primitive" civilizations.
Beyond the coastal territories, lies a place natively considered forbidden or "Tuck" by the natives. Forbidden to them but filled with a rich bounty in flora. Primarily the dense and exotic Courtwood Tree; so important has it been to the livelihood of the colony there, the valley has been named the Land of Courtwood.