Heroes of the Four Elements
Bastion, the Sheltered Valley
Bastion is a small village in the valley of the same name, nestled in the mountains of Clau. It boasts a community of thirty houses, ten of which are farms, an inn, a church, a general store, a blacksmith, and a new town hall. The majority of the town’s land is owned by the Bastion family. Although the Bastions are largely in charge of the town, complaints are rare due to their general kindness and drive to help the town prosper.
Little comes to Bastion from the world outside the valley. Three times a year a caravan travels the mountains to bring them supplies and news, but otherwise the hardworking community is secluded and self-reliant.
Due to this seclusion, Bastion is largely a human settlement, with a couple exceptions. Some Half Orcs, products of raids by the Beasts live in the town, as well as two Half Elf families. The Half Elves moved to the town from the Elf village of Sandersat, which lies in the forest past the southern mountains, after it was made clear to them that they were not welcome there. At first skeptical of both racial additions to their populace, the humans of Bastion settled down after seeing how diligent they worked and have come to accept them as members of the community.