Verteron was the second region that Elyos players would originally explore. It was a coastal region surrounded by high mountain ranges, and served as the main questing area for level 10-20 Elyos characters. On this map players would continue to acquaint themselves with the game: they were introduced to the flight aspect, would run their first instance, and venture into the dangerous Tursin Garrison to complete their first [Group] quests.
In the Aion 6.0 update Verteron was removed from the game. Heiron has since taken over Verteron's role.
In its early days Verteron was home to Zumion, the first and most glorious temple in all of Atreia. So peerless was its beauty, it was said to be built by Aion himself, and all who lived in Ancient Atreia would embark on pilgrimage to worship and celebrate their creator on this most holy of grounds. The book Fall of the Zumion Ruins describes the fall of Zumion shortly after the Balaur rose against their creator. But even a thousand years after its destruction at the hands of Meslamtaeda the legacy of Zumion lives on, and to this date continues to inspire people to undertake a journey of pilgrimage to the remainders of the once glorious shrines of Verteron.
Verteron is also the region where the first rift in Atreia was discovered. Verteron Citadel, a fortress at the center of the area, was constructed to defend what would come to be known and used as the first Abyss Gate. This is also the very same Abyss Gate from where Deltras and his Storm Legion marched on to the Abyss and, eventually, Asmodae.