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Bandu Hills

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The Bandu Hills stretch from Desperation Bay on the coast of Sargava eastwards into the heart of the Mwangi Expanse.[1] Sargava claims the western part of the hills.[2] The hills can get very hot; average summer daytime temperature is 110 degrees F, reaching as much as 120 degrees F at midday. Even in winter temperatures vary between 75 degrees and 90 degrees. Temperatures can fall by as much as 30 degrees at night.[3]

The hills are named after the Bandu, a typically bloodthirsty tribe of Bekyar.[4]

The hills have a bad reputation, being rumoured to be inhabited by restless spirits and angry undead, as well as the warped descendants of forgotten peoples. However, the veins of gold, emeralds and sapphires that lie beneath the hills attract prospectors.[5]

Dwarves from Janderhoff began mining the hills for valuable metals in 4158 AR, and they were followed by gnomes searching for gemstones. Between 4189 AR and 4199 AR the dwarves disappeared without a trace. Since then, fighting has broken out in the hills between the different groups of prospectors on numerous occasions.[6]

Sites

Arzikal

Arzikal, also known as the City of Hungry Spires, is a ruin that appears to have been ripped apart and stacked into spires by an angry god.[7]

Barkskin Lake

At certain times of the year, the waters of Barkskin Lake in the western hills have magical properties. When conditions are right the water is said to temporarily toughen the skin of those who drink it, giving it the appearance and consistency of tree bark.[8]

Farsouth Mine

The Farsouth Mine is a site close to the border between Sargava and the Mwangi Expanse.[9]

Mines of Deeptreasure

The Deeptreasure Mining Company has a hidden base, the Mines of Deeptreasure, somewhere on the edge of the hills.[10]

Mount Nakyuk

This is the highest point in the Bandu Hills.[11]

Stasis Fields

Deep within the hills lies the entrance to the Stasis Fields, a massive underground prison complex discovered in 4516 AR.[12]

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