NORTHREACH

NORTHREACH IS A LAND WHERE ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE. POPULATED BY CREATURES AS WONDROUS AS THEY ARE DEADLY, IT IS A DEATHTRAP TO ANY WHO AREN’T PRERPARED TO KILL TO LIVE. IT IS HOME TO BEAR, WOLF, TIGER, OWL, WOLVERINE, AS WELL AS MANY OTHER MORE MONSTROUS CREATURES, SUCH AS WINTERWOLF, ETTINS AND IN THE PAST EVEN AN ICE DRAGON NAMED KAMURO, AND A FROST GIANT NAMED FREY. SEVERAL GOBLIN RACES LIVE, IN AN INTRICATE HEIRARCHY, CAMPED AT THE MOUTH OF AN ENORMOUS NETWORK OF MINING TUNNELS. NOW CALLED SIMPLY THE GOBLIN MINES, THESE WERE ONCE THE HOME OF A RACE OF SAVAGE DWARVES KNOWN AS THE GLASERGAR, OR ICE DWARVES. THE PRIMARY GOAL OF THE GOBLIN USAGE OF THESE MINES IS TO TUNNEL UNDER THE MOUNTAINS THAT NO ONE CAN CLIMB OVER. HIDDEN AMONGST THE MONSTERS AND BEASTS, THE COLD MILES OF TUNDRA AND THE LETHAL, UNASAILABLE MOUNTAINS, LIES ONE VESTIGE OF HOPE IN THE GODFORSAKEN PLACE. NESTLED IN A FOUR MILE WIDE ALCOVE IN THE SOUTHERNMOST MOUNTAIN RANGE IS COLD HAVEN THE HOME OF THE DRAGON CLAN. FAR WEST IS THE CAVE KNOWN AS KAMURO’S MAW, DUE TO IT HAVING BEEN THE LAIR OF THE LATE ICE DRAGON. IN THE DECADES SINCE IT’S DWELLER’S DEMISE NO CREATURE HAS DARED TO CALL THIS CAVE HOME. THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS APPEAR TO PART ENOUGH FOR ESCAPE FROM THE CANYON, WERE IT NOT FOR THE FOREST AT THE MOUNTAIN’S BASE. THIS FOREST SULFYR’S WOOD IS A MAGICAL PLACE THAT CLAIMS THE LIFE OF MANY WHO ENTER. THE FEW WHO RETURN ARE USUALLY NEAR DEAD, DRIVEN HALF-MAD BY THE FOREST, MUMBLING OF FRUIT THAT WON’T STAY EATEN AND PATHS THAT NEVER END. MOST CIVILIZATIONS AVOID THE FOREST AS A RULE, THOUGH THE GOBLIN FORCES STILL SEND OCCASIONAL PARTIES INTO THE FOREST’S HEART. IT’S SAID THAT THE FEW WHO RETURN ARE INTERRIGATED BY THE BUGBEAR TRIBAL LEADERS. TORTURED TILL THEY TELL ALL THEY SAW, SLOWLY FORMING A MAKESHIFT MAP, THAT MAY ONE DAY LEAD A PARTY THROUGH.

NORTHREACH

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