Shadows of Sanctuary
Deep in the woods on the east coast of the Shorn Highlands, lies the mysterious Dredgemire. A murky swamp whose exact location seems shrouded in uncertainty, the Dredgemire is a cursed place, roamed by swarms of undead horrors.
Because of the danger present, most people try their best to avoid the Dredgemire, taking much wider routes circumventing the woods to avoid getting lost. However, ghoul traders, grim folk from Greyreath who trade in corpses and powerful undead creatures captured from the Dredgemire, actively seek out the place, hunting for ghouls, wights, and worse to sell to necromancers.
Beneath the Dredgemire lies the underground laboratory-fortress of Professor Desmond Faust, a healer from Greyreath University turned vampire, who now conducts unsightly experiments without discrimination on the local undead and the unfortunate souls who find themselves lost in the Dredgemire.