With the 130th Map of the Week we take a look at Slovania's Grainland County, the tropical, southern bread basket of the kingdom. A quick glance at the map of Grainland County should give adventurers a good idea what they can expect there as far as adventure goes: In the south, nothing, and in the north, uncertainty. Adventure aside, one also can expect heat. Much of the county is tropical, lying between the equator and 10° latitude north. Like the rest of Slovania, Grainland County is corrupt, but as one might expect in a tropical zone, in a more relaxed and less dedicated manner than in the cooler and cold climates farther northward. The ruler, Count Blahoslav, wants to live the good life, the comfortable life. He wants to enjoy his days, lack nothing and have nothing about which he needs to worry. A bit of minor corruption here and there helped him, and for the most part, he has reached his goals. The same can be said for most of the free burghers in his county. Southern Grainland County is a land of plenty. The part of the county south of the Bounty River boasts of the richest farming soils and the best farm weather in the northwestern part of the jörð. The warm sun makes the fields and orchards glow by day. Cool rains come on many nights, but it seldom ever is cooler than 60° F/16° C at night. Even when there is a cold front, the warm air from the Muspell Desert to the south drifts over the land at night. However, if we take a look north of the Bounty, we see little. We do see the Dark Hills, but when one looks into this area, one sees only a seemingly endless sea of jungle-forested rolling hills. The eye sees nothing unhealthy in this landscape. The trees thrive; so does the underbrush. Still … where the eye finds nothing, the heart senses that something is wrong, that the Darkness is somewhere in these hills that are mostly devoid of human settlements. For that reason, Slovanians do not go there.
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