Beyond Bale Keep
This section is the location of the “original” settlement, founded around the old Abbey Nicia. The original Nicene monks have long since moved into the Malforian interior. The Abbey itself has been converted into a large, open-air marketplace. The central shrine to Yulta still remains, and there are pilgrims surrounding it around the clock, offering blessings to the earth mother for the area’s current prosperity. Outside the Abbey itself, which is close to 50 years old, the structures here date back 5 years, to the founding of the original town. Old Nicia’s banner features a dark green background, with a golden acorn branch, symbolizing the seed of renewal the town represents.