Ways of the Seven
Forgvard is the province encompassing Erathir; the Grey City is its capital. It is known for its fertile deposits of iron and many productive mines, which feed the construction projects of Erathir.
Forgvard contains the largest sheer total of halflings of any of the Valuan provinces. Halflings in Forgvard form the working classes. Near Erathir, halflings tend to work in the mines; the capital is rich in iron ore, silver, and copper. Farther out, both down and up the Adramel and up the Lelek, are sprawling halfling towns, stretching out down the two rivers. The largest of these town stretches for miles along the Adramel, south of Erathir. Many non-halfling boom town communities exist along the twin rivers.
The Count of Forgvard also holds the title Duke of Erathir and is one of the most powerful individuals in Valua, second only to the Emperor in terms of secular political influence.