Dragon Age - The Wandering Blades
In Ferelden, the West Hills Arling is thought of as the dangerous frontier, too close by far to the Avvarian hillspeople and the implied threat of Orlais beyond. The land is heavily forested, with trees stretching as far as the eye can see toward the looming, snow-capped
mountains in the west. The roads through the region are few and muddy, though many have permanent, deep ruts from the numerous caravan wagons passing east toward the Bannorn.
Elmridge is more a staging ground then an actual town, a place travelers stay at for a brief time before moving on to wherever it is they actually intend to go. The bulk of the settlement’s buildings are wood or canvas, with stone being reserved for a small and solitary chantry. Most of the establishments cater to traveling folk; taverns, stores, equipment, and weapons
are in abundance. The proximity to Orzammar makes dwarf-wrought goods surprisingly easy to find for such a small town.