In days long gone, the first human settlers in the Nentir
Vale made their homes in this region of rolling hills.
Today, the area is firmly in the grasp of the vicious Blackfang
Slavishly devoted to the demon god Yeenoghu, the
gnolls emerge from their burrows in the hills to kill or
waylay travelers. Many of their captives are taken underground
and sacrificed in the Well of Demons at the center
of the gnolls’ many-chambered lair.
Other rumors concerning an evil older series of ruins
spring up from time to time concerning the Old Hills.
These tales, always told in whispers, speak of the ancient
necropolis of Andok Sur. The place, if it exists at all, is said
to be holy to the followers of Orcus. The ruins of the city of
the dead, according to the rumors, are buried beneath the
oldest section ofthe Old Hills.