Four figures rode tall atop their horses, backs to the cooling breeze, a growing shadow creeping along the canyon walls. They descended into Uqim, one of the larger canyons marking the landscape of Arja’fet, the Red Lands of Nillin. High walls of reddish-orange sandstone grew darker as they obscured the setting sun.
A loose mixture of soil and sand softened the clops of the horses’ hooves, though there was no need for quiet entry. Tonight, they were merely investigating a disturbance coming from a small thorp of Dwarves living within the Formir Forest in the base of the canyon. Onward they rode, pattering of sand and whistling wind covering up the promise of lush green below.