The Night Realm of Zuvinara
The mere name of the dreaded night realm is enough to strike fear into even the bravest of human hearts (though not the stupidest as lions regularly demonstrate).
Very little is actually known about the dreaded night realm as few who enter or are born their ever leave alive but those who do quickly wither away from overexposer to dark magic and general fear. While they remain alive they tell of horrific castles radiating dark magic and evil counts who rule with an iron first that put's Leonese nobles to shame.
Officially Zuvinara does not exist, being part of either Narlwage or Achthal according to the Achthalians and Narlwagians respectively. It is also as yet unclear whether Zuvinara is ruled by vampire counts or just evil humans. While most believe that the later is more likely there are a few, mainly of the adventurous type, who claim that the vampires, or even Ichthor Mortimus himself, have returned. This fear has been fuelled by recent reporting by Novorosist but most consider the article to prove that it is only a few nutters who think that he has returned.
Most evidence points towards The Night Realm being run much like The Petty Kingdoms, as a set of nations with no common ruler. A few vampires have been revealed since the demise of Ichthor and based on these an assessment in 956 PA by The Mirror suggested that the Valadavas, a blood line founded by Tamia Valadava, are the most powerful.
Placed on the outskirts of the midnight forest on the far side to the tall towers, Vaskovo is the largest town in Zuvinara proper.
On the mouth of the blood river, Soultava is a town of sorts where the murkel wood river drained into the northern sea.