As the plains around Irecia were civilized after the founding of city, the lands to the south were discovered to be extremely fertile. The area east/southeast of the Dalewoods came to be known as Valenia. A rush of farmers and homesteaders quickly populated countless hamlets, villages and farming manors throughout the rolling hills and gentle farm valleys of the wide area. It soon was known as the "breadbasket" of the Kingdom up to The Doom, at which point the Bestials drove out all humans from the area.
In 56 AD, a group of settlers attempted to establish the ill-fated New Hope Settlement.
Valenia lies abandoned now and very little is known about what is happening there. It is said that the Duke favors regaining the area, but lacks the manpower (and willpower, some whisper) to retake it.