The Gardbury Downs are the rolling hills in the western region of the Nentir Vale. The mountain range of Cairngorm Peaks adds a beautiful backdrop. Shepherds tend their flocks of sheep and goats here. Farmsteads also litter the land and its inhabitants enjoy a thriving community here. Homespun garments, blankets and leather goods can be purchased here, as well as milk, cheese, jams and jellies.
Until recently this hills have been peaceful. As of late livestock have been stolen and have also been found butchered and half eating. While no-one has seen this happen first hand, goblin and wolf tracks have been found. Also caravan to and from Winterhaven, have come over increasing attacks in the past few months. The Blood Skull Tribe has been blamed for most.