The scorched deserts of Val Elenium house ancient, terrible secrets. Empires rose and fell upon these sands. Massive relics mark the passing of the giants while the ruins of Thunder Hold give remnants of the long-forgotten prion civilization hope that they might one day regain their time-lost glories. For Valkyon Federation settlers, Val Elenium’s harsh nature is a point of pride. Pioneers who survive this bleak setting have proved their mettle.
The settlers battle kulkaris, arachnens, and prions as they fight to secure the region’s wealth and uncover ancient mysteries beneath its sands. Val Elenium has some new mysteries as well. The gods Thulsa and Killian both maintain forces in Val Elenium, searching for some lost relic or power source—and neither god is known for hospitality.
Once a verdant province, Val Elenium still bears the scars from the Day of Fire. When the gods punished the giants for their greed and hubris, they blasted the giants’ strongholds with fire from the sky, leaving nothing but ruins and relics. The province remains contested territory as many races and groups pick over the remnants, hoping to uncover some means to achieve dominance.
Val Elenium figures prominently in the fight to defeat Thulsa and Killian, as well as the race to stop the rampaging, corrupted god Kelsaik. These final fights end a divine conspiracy and prepare you for battle along the argon front.
Elenea: This frontier town provides a base of support for all federation operations in Val Elenium.
A series of bleak canyons decorated with the bones of massive dragons, Wyrmgorge offers settlers a chance to strike it rich in the mines throughout the region. But few settlers could stake their claim before Thulsa's forces moved in. Thulsa dispatched an entire army of demons, dracoloths, and mercenaries to secure Wyrmgorge, but the army made no effort to plunder the mines. Mysterium operatives suggest that Thulsa seeks a source of power in the desert canyon, something to give him an edge in his battle against the federation.
Located east of Elenea, Tor Exsul remains firmly in the hands of Killian and Thulsa. Their forces disrupt trade caravans and menace Elenea. While life remains harsh in Tor Exsul, explorers see hopeful signs. The lush Raintree Oasis might be the first step in Val Elenium's recovery—a demonstration that life can flourish in this arid land. Devan bandits and arachnens threaten the oasis, though the local wildlife can certainly take care of itself.