This desolate region was once the home of ancient human hill-clans who lived in the Vale centuries before civilized folk settled in Fallcrest. When generals from the empire of Nerath expanded into the Vale most of the native tribes abandoned the region and fled north but not the hill clan people. They stood their ground upon the Gray Downs and were annihilated in a final desperate battle. The Nerathans built a great barrow in honour of the warriors that fought and died. The hill-folk are long gone but their grim barrows remain.