Nium, in the Blighter language, meant Elder Town. It was a small farming village east of the Ash Fortress, whose farmers grew crops for the hungry people in the Soluthis region of Highcraft. Most of this Blighter village was closed to the outside world, many disliked outlanders, people not of Blighter origin. Yet the hetmen, mayors, were much more open to outsiders, and they tried their best to combat the growing problem of the Landsaen Bandits.

Farms surrounded the village. Then, there were a number of villagers, but only a few communal farming fields. The farmers harvested ash yams, roweed, kreshweed, and scrib cabbage for crops. They also grew a little bit of corkbulb, for their artisans to create furniture and baskets.