In north-eastern kingdom of Arc lies the Gray Hills, the most fertile area in all of Arc. Here small peasant societies grow large quantities of wheat, rice and other crops.
Recent years harvest have been exceedingly good which has lead to the nations food storages being well filled, but King Harrow’s soldiers are seizing all surplus to feed his armies. This means that the region that could be very wealthy and well off is the poorest in the kingdom. The peasants are being worked almost as slaves, and now a new threat is spreading over the Gray Hills.
The plague that has recently begun spreading in the kingdom isn’t making life for the poor hill-farmers any easier, entire farming villages have been eradicated by the disease and sick peasants are leaving their fields to find medical help in the city of Arc, which isn’t to be found.