The Shining Mountains are in eastern Osirion, between the Underdunes and the Salt Hills. These towering peaks rise unexpectedly from the Scorpion Coast's rolling sands and are home to a variety of mystical creatures. The best-known inhabitant is Paishnia, a proud female griffon. A handful of androsphinxes are also said to inhabit the lower reaches of the mountains. What the androsphinxes desire to learn is a mystery scholars have not yet been able to solve.