The Golden Meadows is the 7th book in the Hex Crawl Chronicles series, a 49 page resource describing a desert region that also contains a mysterious valley (6 mile hexes). These books provide a sub-setting in your own campaign world. They populate the world, and allow you to let your players explore that world, rather than just “travel 20 days” to the dungeon. Written by John Stater of NOD fame, each of these supplements details an area with a specific theme. Monster and NPC statistics are provided for each encounter area detailed. This is the Pathfinder version.
From the Introduction:
In a windswept valley of scrub and sand there is a pleasant meadow fed by a bubbling spring. Here a strange people have made their home in a village and fortress of clay that they call Vega. The Vegans do not welcome visitors, and the miles of parched desert that surrounds their home discourages them as well, but still they wander into the valley in search of the silver mines that dot the surrounding hills and mountains.