Darkness in the Delimbiyr
The Star Mounts are an impressive and forbidding range of peaks, located in the southerly-center of the High Forest. The mountains themselves are very difficult to traverse. Overland, the terrain is incredibly steep and no known passes exist to the interior. Snow and inhospitable weather all year round make climbing hazardous, in this already remote location. By air, it is considered impossible for anything less powerful than a dragon to approach the Star Peaks with any degree of safety due to incredibly high winds which are a constant feature of the place.
The southern slopes of the legendary Star Mounts contain the Endless Caverns, which are said to be home to dragons and to connect to the Underdark. To the south of the caverns is the “Stronghold of the Nine,” an contested (and abandoned) dwarven site now apparently claimed by elves of the High Forest. To the east of the mounts and south of the Heart Blood river, some claim that an ancient and terrible Netherese city may be found, spilling magical wonder into the nearby woods.
The geography of the land surrounding the Star Mounts is worthy of note as well. To the north, the land is unusually flat for the most part, while to the south the land is gnarled and twisted extensively. The curious nature of the surrounding terrain and the sudden abruptness of the mountain range, seemingly out of place, has caused some to speculate that the Star Mounts are not of natural origin. Even if they knew, the fae that are reputed to live in and about the range are simply not telling. However, if this is the case, the mounts’ origins go back to a time before even the recorded history of the elves.