Located in the Karasi Highlands along the Egritt River, Aascheral’s folk toil the numerous coal mines under the merciless whips of their feyborn overlords. Those lucky enough to avoid the mines tend to flocks of sheep and goats for their masters. Beyond the very large slave population is a small upper class consisting of those wealthy enough to afford to be free. About every decade there is a slave uprising that is put down violently. With the threat of slave uprising constant, and their neighbor’s attempts at overthrowing the current rulers, Ascheral’s forces stand vigilant against all threats. Five years ago Aascheral contracted Company of the Sapphire Blade to boost its defenses.