The forest hills of Armânuk stretch from the eastern shores of the Core Sea west to the Sahânzar valley. In the First Epoch, this area was home to the Nermaneans. They had dozens of small settlements dotting the hills and shores of the time when the Core Sea was much bigger; better known then as the Nermanis Sea. Families like the Hannanâtha, and the town of Maurkac, were made rich from all the silver coming out of these hills. At the height of the Nermanis Syndicate civilization, there were 30 working silver mines.
In the middle of the Second Epoch, the reach of the Khazarkar Empire expanded through this area all the way to the sea. The Nermaneans, having lost much of their lands to raiders and seeing their empire fall to the giants, were eager to carry-on their trade network with others protecting the borders. As such, the Nermaneans submitted to Khazarkar rule. Thereafter, the hills were nearly abandoned as a place of living with the residents "encouraged" to move into more civilized holds; those of the Khazarkar Empire.
Before the Cinazan Front, these hills were pitted with active and abandoned silver mines. In the war, the hills south of Sakarumân were heavily fortified by the Khazarkars. As the war shifted eastward, the place was left littered with hundreds of trenches and dugouts, along with bones and the wreckage of war.
- Battle of Armânuk, Cinazan Front
- Red Cedar