Chaak Sal'set is an ancient aboriginal village made from a 76m tall henrok tree located in the southernmost forests of Windhill County. It is inhabited by the Takra tribe, and the only settlement of natives to be recognized as part of modern Lorian society. Due to its age and history, Chaak Sal'set is considered a patrimony of pre-Lorian era culture.
Henrok are enormous trees magically-grown by the land's aboriginals; averaging between 60 to 80 meters, these gigantic plants have been used as their homes for thousands of years, as their trunks can be carved out to make spacious rooms, and their strong branches easily support hanging structures. Chaak Sal'set is comprised of these elements, possessing a dozen carved rooms at varying heights along the trunk and several suspended houses yet in use by the current descendants of the Takra.
Chaak Sal'set was founded approximately 726 years ago by Tuul Sin'sal, whose clan was expelled from the now-extinct Yolta tribe. Without a land to call their own, Tuul and his clan explored much of then-untamed Windhill, braving the harsh wilderness until they found unoccupied territory far away from the other clans and tribes. Unfortunately for the Sin'sal, what first looked like a boon would prove a great challenge, as their new land was utterly infested by venomous snakes. The future looked bleak for the clan; morale plummeted, and many lost hope in finding a new home, but Tuul, their leader, did not give up. In a legendary attempt to raise the spirits of his followers, Tuul climbed atop a tall rock, raised his spear, and called to everyone with words that would remain recorded in history.
"When life gives us bitter root, we make bitter drink! When life gives us snakes, we devour them all!" They proceeded to annihilate them. Over the course of a year the snakes were hunted down and eaten to the point of extinction, ridding the land of infestation and balancing the ecosystem. Sin'sal's mages grew the Henrok, and the people built and carved their homes. With a virgin land to call their own, the Sin'sal gained much power over the years, prospering under Tuul's rule. It was during his final years that the colonial Lorians expanded until they reached Chaak Sal'set - a problem that would usually lead to bloodshed, as even then the natives refused to give up land.
Unlike the other clans however, Tuul peacefully negotiated with the Lorians, allowing them to claim their lands and register his people as civilians of the growing Kingdom, on the condition that their culture and traditions went untainted. Relations were tense at first, but over time Chaak Sal'set was accepted as part of Loria, and its native inhabitants continued to prosper. The positive outcome led to the creation of a yearly celebration yet held to this day, known as the Day of Acceptance. Every 21st of Noventer, families gather to celebrate their mutual appreciation, and give thanks for everything they've got - after all, the people of Chaak Sal'set have yet to lose their unique way of life, greatly contrasting with the rest of the more conflictive aboriginals.