When the Wolf Howls
White cliffs up to three hundred metres high overlook a stretch of marshland and dunes interrrupted by the wide mouths of the five rivers of Hendrikiland which have cut deep gouges into the plateau, effectively dividing it into separate peninsulas. The plateau is mostly flat, with only low rolling hills brought here by the Glaciers of the Darkness. The land is covered by the dark Savage (or Steal) Forest, with thin paths and sparse clearings around the many Orlanthi steads.
The further east one ventures into Hendrikiland, the rougher the terrain grows as one enters the foothills of the Stormwalk Mountains. Already sixty miles inland from the coast the plateau starts to rise, with forested hillsides enclosing still fertile valleys. Sheep often graze the rich pastures, and wealthy farmer clans control the valleys. Higher up in the foothills farmland becomes sparser as the land gets rougher. Finally the high valleys of the Stormwalk Mountains allow only little farming and herding.
The northern part of the plateau is formed by the Marzeel Valley, a steadily rising lowland between the Shadow Plateau and the Stormwalk Mountains, with many rolling hills roughening the terrain as the land rises to meet Dragon Pass. The eastern portion of the Valley is covered by the Troll Woods, a forbidding dark forest of predominantly fir trees which has been the home to trolls since the Darkness, whereas the western part is fair farmland.