A small, quiet monastery buried in the Valley of the Falls, in the furthest reaches of the West Galena Mountains, this abbey serves as a place of residence for about 30 religious and racial refugees. Many of those residing at Glumpen are either escaped slaves, those who have been persecuted for acting out against slavery in Vassa and Galena, or both.
The low population of the monastery means that it sees little in the way of cultural or material exchange. Approximately once per month, traveling merchants cross the footbridges to sell food and other basic supplies in exchange for the monks’ handmade books, silks, etc.
The monastery is governed ostensibly by The Five Frays, the Head of whom is Fray Mada, but he continues to answer to his aged (and, some claim, mentally unfit) mother, the former Fray who was asked to step down over 10 years ago.
Glumpen Abbey sits atop a cliff with a spectacular view of a