Echoes of War
A small nation of craggy mountains, fog-shrouded moors, and dark forests. Ustalav has a reputation throughout Avistan as a haunted land. Werewolves are said to prowl its forests and bloodthirsty vampires are rumored to haunt abandoned castles. The common folk huddle in fear in small farmsteads and close-knit villages. There is no powerful central government in Ustalav, each town instead being led by a Magyar or elder council.
• Some occultists and Vudrani soothsayers tell tales of travelers making their way through Ustalav only to be engulfed in thick, rolling mists, never to be seen again.
• One popular tale tells of a great Vallows Knight and paladin of Tyr who was given the power to prevent an ancient cataclysm. His pride and jealousy kept him from fulfilling this prophecy and his god is said to have cursed him with undeath. The stories say that he still sits in his great keep somewhere in Ustalav, seething in his failure.