The A Geography of Haarth post series is exploring the full range of locales and places from The Wall of Night world of Haarth. Each entry is accompanied by a quote from the books in which the place appears, currently either The Heir Of Night or The Gathering Of The Lost, or both.
This week we have one more locale in “V” to check out.
Vertward: one of the six wards of the dukedom of Emer, Vertward lies to the southwest of the capital, Caer Argent
“In the end, they rode for nearly three hours before the road finally ran out of Maraval wood into blazing sunshine, on the crest of the Vertward down country. The landscape ahead was a patchwork of wheat and barley fields, interspersed with orchards, hop gardens, and neat rows of vines. The late morning air was languid, almost sleepy with heat, and dust rose in a long plume above the road to the south.”
~ from © The Gathering Of The Lost, The Wall of Night Book Two: Chapter 33 — Maraval