The Ferdiad Cycle
Manaaw is situated on the southern steps of Mynydd-Brynn and is resposible for maintaining the expansions within the mountain range. As a result the Bridei are a constant danger. While they don’t leave the confines of their lands, almost every caravan going in or out the mountains are under the threat of a raid by the barbarians. Nevertheless the silver mines in Mynydd-Brynn generate the province’s main income and require constant supply of soldiers for upkeep. It’s no wonder that the area is saturated by mercenaries plying their services for the highest bidder.
The landscape of Manaaw consists almost entirely of rugged hills and mountains. Roads are few and far between and are mostly unpassable during winter. Consiquently the local people are a hardy and stubborn folk even among the other Northerners. As the old saying goes: “it’s easier to get water out of a stone than to make a Manaawian step aside”.