Several settlements sprang up in the area. Footpaths between these outposts of civilization turned into well-traveled roads, and most of the towns flourished over the next two-hundred years.
Nearly a century ago, chaos and ruin came to the Nentir Vale when an orc horde called Clan Bloodspear swarmed down out of the mountains to the northwest. By this time, the empire of Nerath had begun to crumble, and the hardy souls of the vale got no help from the south.Before the Bloodspear War was over, much of the Nentir Vale had been ravaged. When the orcs finally withdrew, they left behind a broken and battered land.
Now, for the second time in history, the vale is a destination for those of stout heart and great prowess - adventurers who seek to turn this near-wilderness once again into a place where peaceful folk can forge a life for themselves.