Schemes of the Lich King
A hellhole is a common name given to the horrific phenomena trending in the Dragon Empire. These are portals to realms of demonic forces that appear in various places across the land.
Little is known of these terrible places other than when they appear, hoardlings and other infernal creatures often appear, terrorizing the countryside. Typical militia are ill equipped to deal with them and organizations like the Guild of Hammers or the Golden Order must be dispatched to deal with them.
Fortunately, they do not last for longer than a few days before disappearing again. But the damage that can be caused due to the infernal creatures that come forth may take years to repair. The Dire Wood is the latest location that seems to have an infestation of them.