The Cradle of Darkness is the mountainous peninsula that makes up the southern shores of the Lorimar Sea. Called the most treacherous place in all of Gradia, the Cradle is nothing but blasted mountain ranges, where many active volcanos still exist, occasionally violently making their presence known.
The Cradle is shrouded in many rumors and legends. It is said that this is where the Sun King laid with the tricky and devious Sea Queen, and bore the Dark Brood: the gods of pain and death. (See Religion) It is also said that the Cradle of Darkness is the only place left in Gradia that has a dragon population. Red dragons are said to be numerous here, while dragons anywhere else in the world are singularities.
Warning: here be dragons.