Pikeman's Vale lies on the northwestern coast of The Fang, where the beach meets the steep cliffs. A prosperous fishing and farming village, Pikeman's Vale is named after an anonymous soldier who single-handedly repelled a lizardfolk invasion from the Holoroon Marsh. This small town's government is just, if not heavy-handed. It is a theocracy ruled by the Church of Bahamut, whose clerics and paladins form the backbone of its leadership and defense. The simple, hardworking farmers and fishermen serve as valiant warriors in times of war. Visitors to the town are greeted warmly and viewed as potential converts to Bahamut's order. Courage, strength, honor and loyalty are the traits most valued in Pikeman's Vale. Every tavern in the evening offers good-natured tests of strength and battle prowess and the winners are treated like kings for a day.