The Heartwood lies to the south east of the First Continent, to the north of the Kulthas Peak. It is home to an indigenous population of Ayrgari. These beings are notoriously reclusive and wary of outsiders. Wanderers who enter their territory often do not come out again.
It is known from historical records that these Heartwood, or Southern, Ayrgari do not practise the “grounding” ceremony that their northern, or Skytrap brothers and sisters do. They are also known to have an ancient alliance with the Daykar people, though no overt co-operation has occurred for many decades.
Despite the fact that the sorceror Kaldair was reputed to have wings, he was not of this race. Rather it seems that the legendary figure was a rebel and fugitive of the Northern Ayrgari.