Toward the western border of the Central Plain, right on the way to the Everfree Forest, lies the small village of Ponyville. Founded and built up from the ground by earth ponies, Ponyville acts as an outpost for Equestrians working in the untamed Central Plains. Though its population low and its infrastructure nearly nonexistent, Ponyville's tight-knit community makes it a strong village.
High, high above the middle of Equestria lies the village of Cloudsdale. A somewhat new but quickly-developing paradise, Cloudsdale is home to all of the greatest pegasus ponies. In order to visit Cloudsdale, a character must be able to reach it in the air and also walk on clouds, gifts bestowed naturally upon pegasus ponies and gryphons. Magical meddling will be required for an earth pony or otherwise to enter!
A vast land that includes great moors and forests, the Central Plains is the crossroads through which many ponies will stop on their journeys. There are many settlements being built along the way, including the newly blossoming Ponyville. Native bison roam the land, and are very protective of its bounty.