Three Ogier stedding, including Stedding Jentoine, are in the Black Hills. Cadsuane Melaidhrin, when she was newly raised to the shawl, went to the Black Hills. There, she received a lesson in endurance and humility from a wilder named Norla. Cadsuane also won her various angreal and ter'angreal from Norla.
According to Perrin Aybara, a person could go for days and not see anyone else in the Black Hills and the Caralain Grass. Mazrim Taim, a captured False Dragon at the time, escaped from the village of Denhuir. Siuan Sanche received a report to this effect soon after he escaped. Aginor's persona of Corlan Dashiva is said to have grown up on a farm in the Black Hills. The Black Hills is a meeting place for the Borderlander rulers when they are on their way to "deal" with Rand al'Thor.