Veil is a small village with a population of approximately 500 people and a wide mix of races from dwarves to dragonborn. It is an egalitarian village ruled by majority vote, although in times of danger a council of elders can declare an emergency and temporarily suspend democratic control. It many ways it is a multi-racial isolate where members of nearly every race live in peace and work together. It was founded over 100 years ago by former slaves who had been kidnapped from their own village and forced to work in a salt mine. The slaves were eventually freed by a small group of heroes who stayed behind and helped build the village.
The village’s location is a deeply held secret even among most of the people who live there. It is located somewhere within the Winterpeak mountains northwest of the Nentir Vale but the exact path to the village is next to impossible to find without magic or incredible skill. Since it was founded during the height of the Gnoll War that destroyed the last human empire this secrecy was seen by the founders as a necessary protection against a mad world.