Corvis is a western region of The Land, comprising several small counties. It is a magical place, filled filled with fruitful farms, green rolling hills, low stone walls built up over centuries, and a number of small forests. The only usual feature is the perfectly round Mirror Lake. This good sized lake is perfectly round and a league across. It is deep, blue to the point of black, and very still.
There are mostly villages in the region. There are two towns of any note: Keplers (known for their china) and Blue Hills. The properties are all lined with low rock walls from centuries of pulling them out of the fields. The roads are well kept up and lined with the walls.
The People of the Corvis region are mostly farmers. However a good number are skilled glass and crystal workers. They also make a marvellous blue china. They are generally a content folk. Not want to get excited or worried. The people of the region are known to be somewhat unfazable. They take strangeness and monsters that would send an average peasant (and some knights) screaming for the hills, in stride. Which is good, given the number of magikal creatures that make this region home.
You see in these idylic hills and corpes of woods are many an unsuual creature. Nothing Evil. Things just not mundane. In a forest you would expect Lions and Tigers and Bears. In Corvis, you would expect Fairies, Gryphons, Bears, and the occasonal Troll (who maintain all the bridges, roads, and walls in the area). It has been this way for longer than the Elves can remember.
What has been forgotten, is this region used to be the Mansion and Lands of Corvus, the greatest Wizard ever known. Also the Maddest. For 800 years he made magikal items in his tower here. Thirteen hundred years ago, there was a great *voop* and the the tower and everything in it (including Corvis) were spread in small bits over the world, creating the hole that would become Mirror Lake. The surviving tenant farmers and servants, were soon joined by others who took advantage of the rich land here.
Corvis is the modern corruption of Corvus. He survives in name, only slightly not… true to his form
If you want to know how Unfazable these people are, see this example dialog of two men sitting on their porch.
Looks like the farm is going well this year.
Yep, The Gryphons have been a bit hungrier this year. Took two sheep last week. But the Turnips are coming in nice.
Better the Sheep than the Kids. Oh look, a Land Worm is ripping though your field.
Well that is one field I won’t have to turn the soil over in. Looks like rain, you think?
Naw. The rain fairies took up over by the Coopers place a few hours south. Should be dry.