Askii Atapa - Vale of the Sacred
Deep within Raum'alur, is an ancient and secret vale, hidden even from the eyes of the Utuk'taseg - Those that Seek people that reside in Raum'alur, the Valley of the Embraced. It is called Askii Atapa, the Vale of the Sacred, it is a sacred place of vast spiritual energy and powerful ancient beings. The vale is protected from the outside world and only reveals itself to those of purity and conviction. Various stories and legends have been told by the Utuk'taseg of Askii Atapa and over the last twenty years, it has become a place of great importance to them. Most people in Raum'alur believe that the land in which Askii Atapa resides is sacred and must not be encroached upon unless the spirits of the land guide you there themselves. What lies within Askii Atapa is largely unknown, but rumours and tales told by those that have saught it, say that the vale has the power to heal any ailment, both spiritual and physical. Other stories tell of the elder beings that reside in the forests of the vale and of the ancient and lost wisdom they hold. It is unknown what other secrets the vale holds but shamans of the Utuk'taseg warn that if the powers of the vale are abused for selfish or destructive purposes that it could throw off the spiritual balance of Raum'alur and throw the land into chaos. The location of the Askii Atapa is largely unknown, but many swear they've seen it, shimmering in the distance at the edges of their sight. Many believe that Askii Atapa lies somewhere in the northeastern lands of Raum'alur, nestled amongst the rolling hills that preceded the northern border's mountains. What lies inside the Vale of the Sacred is largely a mystery but it is said to be a place of diverse, strange, and wondrous flora and fauna, with a long and winding river that flows from one end of the vale to the other, sustaining all of which that lives within with its sacred waters. Though none of this can be confirmed as even those that have sworn to have seen this place themselves cannot seem to find it again, having lost the memory of its location the moment they left its borders.