The Dessarin Valley is situated between the Sword Mountains and the High Forest. It is home to a diverse range of folk. The main industry of the Dessarin Valley is agriculture, and Goldenfields plays a large part in the agricultural economy of the North.
Thousands of years ago, the shield dwarf kingdom of Besilmer was founded. Besilmer was a very atypical dwarf kingdom, built above ground with fields and pastures to support it. For years, Besilmer flourished but then fell under attack by giants and trolls. This led to the construction of Tyar-Besil, an underground city. Besilmer fell a century after its construction. Ruins from the kingdom still stand, most notably the Stone Bridge that span the [[Dessarin River.
About 700 years ago, the Knights of the Silver Horn discovered the ruins of Tyar-Besil. The knights set up strongholds in the ruins and on the surface but have long since disappeared and are now mostly forgotten, known only as the Haunted Keeps.