Elpida is located on the island of Insulera. Though the Elpidan's have good control over the greenlands, the snowy forests are much less explored. The island itself offers several unanswered mysteries. For one, sudden changes in temperature are not uncommon. Travelling researchers have tried explaining the strange weather patterns with no success. Secondly, barbarians regularly launch attacks on Elpidan trade caravans. They are not native inhabitants, as there was no such thing when Insulera was first discovered. The source of their attacks is not apparent. So far, no barbarian encampment has been found with the exception of a few small tents in the forests. The island only has one known town - Elpida. The mining village acts as a supply space for Elpidan miners to store their tools. It is not perceived as an autonomous village, but rather as a district extending Elpida's reach. A couple points of interest are worth noting. The Dark Cavern provides some basic minerals and is located very close to the center of the town. Travelling up into the mountains, one can find remnants of old ruins, possibly used for ancient rituals. Not far north, the "Halls of Death" hide in a valley. This peculiar structure is unlike anything else on the island, possibly used as a burial ground. Little is known about those buried there. A curious explorer will likely find much more. The map was put together by the cartographer in Elpida. It does offer a fairly comprehensive insight into what the island looks like, but may be missing some very important points of interest.