The ghost of a once thriving community
"The Blightwoods are a dread for the people in on itself... but Grave's Hollow is the proof we are all doomed. If nothing is done to stop it... I don't know for how much longer we will be able to keep our people... ''calm''."
This abandoned village hasn't always been known as Grave's Hollow. Back in the early days after The Calamity, Esperbrook was the hope of Nouvemond. It provided the city-state with the fertile ground and food they direly needed to keep its growing population healthy. For centuries it fulfilled its role, but death hungers, and the Blight eventually swallowed the village whole. Now standing as a monument to Archana's inevitable end, the symbol of hope has turned into a symbol of dread.
Esperbrook would then become the main source of food for the nation, which would grow evermore prosperous for centuries to come. Such a burden ensured the village rough times as the nation grew more and more, but they were able to keep doing their job thanks to the riches Vilennor and the Craftsmen Guild made, making international trade possible through Blackbourne and the importation of some of the food Esperbrook couldn't afford to produce. It was so until the walls of Edgemourn fell to the Artalgnian Empire and the nation was conquered, as their overlords would then abuse of the food and leave the people to starvation.
While it was all back to normal when Archana conquered its independence once again, Esperbrook's prosperity didn't last forever. The blight had been growing, and the Paladin Order's efforts to contain it were all for naught. The Blightwoods finally reached Esperbrook, rotting crops and killing civilians, forcing the people to abandon their homes and evacuate.
Since then, the village has been left to ruin, and some don't even remember it's old name anymore. Now it is known only as Grave's Hollow.