The Abolethic Sovereignty
The Patchwork hills are so called because of their appearance in teh fall is mottled and patchy, not unlike and irregular patchwork quilt. Heather and bracken coat the hillsides, and the grazing is poor. If the weather is good and the prevailing wind from teh north in mid-fall, the hillsman burn away the vegetation here to protect the terraces from encroachment by the choking weeds. The terraces were carved from the northern escarpment nearly a century ago. The terraces are cut in layers, each one some 50 yards wide, with the next terrace lying 20 to 40 feet below and is accessed by steps cut into the rock. The soil here is surprisingly good and is excelent for things like carrots, turnips, potatoes and cabbages.
To the southwest the Patchwork hills merge into the lightly wooded hills, eventually blending into the Halfcut Hills. The terrain here is very rocky and wild and the plant growth is scrubby, stunted and uneven. There are occasional sightings of big cats and monsters in the mountains but they never tend to roam far from this area.