AR3700BG1worldmap Area South of High Hedge is one of the areas from the World Map.

Area South of High Hedge, also known as Red Canyons, is an area of red rocks and boulders. This a probable destination for parties seeking the 5,000 GP reward for Basillus' death. The quest giver, Kelddath Ormlyr, is an important figure in other D&D literature about the Beregost area.

  • Kissiq at co-ordinates  2600, 1500, tells the party of the 'fiendish' talking chicken, which turns out to be the Wizard Thalantyr the Conjurer's apprentice after a polymorph experiment gone wrong. Find Melicamp to start the Restoring Melicamp side quest.
  • Roger at 1100, 3400 will inform party about growing political crisis in relations between Amn and Baldur's Gate.
  • Bassilus, at 4229, 2797, within a stone circle populated by his undead 'family': his quest yields 5,000 GP; go see the priest Kelddath Ormlyr at his Temple, coordinates 1230, 1060. You can remove all his skeleton army by choosing dialog options 1, 3, 1, 1.
  • The hobgoblin Zargal at 2900, 2445, drops a Short Sword +2 and his hobgoblin allies Malkax and Geltik, drop some moderate loot.