A World Reborn
Following Koryuu’s destruction, a massive crater, miles across, was cut from the northern end of Vale and the Dusk Mountains. Covered in an eerie fog ever since, few have dared enter the crater to discover what may lay within. Most who dared enter failed to return. The few who did make it back tell tales of fiery beasts, living rocks, and various other forms of monstrosities. After hearing the tales and seeing most adventurers never return from the fog, the leaders of the Seven Cathedrals of Vale have declared the area unholy and tainted. They have also banned access for anyone other than the strongest adventurers, who must be approved by the leaders of at least 4 cathedrals.