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Frostmire

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Frostmire
(Region)
Nation The Worldwound
Alignment Chaotic evil
Capital None
Ruler None
Government Anarchy
Languages Abyssal, Hallit
Religions Cyth-V'sug, Gogunta, Kostchtchie, Shax, Shivaska

Source: The Worldwound, pg(s). 6-9

Frostmire is the northwestern-most region of the Worldwound. It borders the Realm of the Mammoth Lords to the west, and is a largely desolate land filled with with stinking fens and ragged hills.[1]

History

Composed mostly of inhospitable marshes and ragged hills, Frostmire was sparsely populated even before the demons arrived. When the Worldwound opened in 4606 AR, the colorful northern lights that had graced these northern latitudes for aeons, temporarily transformed into the shape of a crying woman. Priests of the Empyreal Lord Pulura received additional visions of impending doom, giving the local Kellid tribes several weeks of advanced warning to escape the coming invasion. When the demons finally arrived after having brought down eastern and southern Sarkoris, they found nothing but empty villages and desolate wasteland.[1]

Geography

Frostmire can be broken down into two geographical regions, the ragged hills known as the Wolfcrags, and the frigid marshlands called Frostmire Fen. The Wolfcrags occupy Frostmire's north and rise to the west into the Tusk Mountains. They get their name from their most notorious inhabitants: the large packs of dire wolves that inhabit its countless, confusing valleys. Frostmire Fen are huge, frigid marshlands punctuated by sulfurous hot springs. The Forest of Stones and Northmounds funnel the frigid, arctic air from the Crown of the World down into Frostmire, making it the coldest region of the Worldwound.[2][3]

Notable Settlements

The only city of any size that existed in this part of Sarkoris was Dyinglight, as Frostmire was never a heavily populated region. No humans live in Dyinglight now, as it is populated mostly by fiendish marsh giants led by the Glungur the Mighty, high priest of Kostchtchie.[2]

Places of Interest

Inhabitants

Of little interest to the primary power centers of the Worldwound (including the followers of Deskari who prefer challenging the Mendevian Crusaders to the east and south), Frostmire has become a haven for those loyal to lesser demonic powers. Hezrous loyal to the foul demon lord Gogunta populate the Frostmire, eagerly searching for sunken Sarkorian relics, while shadow demons loyal to Shax have infiltrated and possessed a band of Kellid barbarians in Sabertooth Vale. Frostmire is also home to fungus queens who live near the warm, sulfurous springs, eager to expand their depraved cults in honor of Cyth-V'sug and her high priestess Enivuni. As has already been mentioned above, the former city of Dyinglight is populated by friendish marsh giants loyal to Kostchtchie. Outside of Sabertooth Vale, humanoids are virtually absent from Frostmire.[1]

Creatures and Other Hazards

Despite being on the periphery of Worldwound politics, Frostmire is still quite a dangerous region. Bowel worms infest the tainted waters of Frostmire Fen, midnight morels thrive in caverns and other dark places, the fungus known as Shax's beard breeds in its most desolate regions, urannags seek to trap the unwary, locus demons infest the skies, and demonic vermin scuttle in the shadows, avoiding the more powerful denizens.[1]

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