the Barrows of the North
Along the northwestern coast there is a region of rock-strewn moors called the Barrows, so named because it is home to hundreds of ancient burial cairns. Some of these grave sites are enormous, and can easily be mistaken for small hills because they have long since been covered by a thick layer of tough grass and moss.
Very few people live in this region, partially because it is poor soil for farming or grazing, but also because the area has a terrible reputation among the poor villagers living on its fringe. These people are inhospitable and intensely suspicious of outsiders. When darkness falls they barricade themselves inside their homes and pray to see another morning. As a rule, they have unusual funeral rites, normally ending with cremation, if pressed as to why they simply reply that not all rest is peaceful.