Cairn Mountains (Skarlahn Mts)

The Cairn Mountains; also known as the "Skarlahn Mountains" or the "Redstone Mountains," are located on the eastern borders of the Kingdom of Serathyr

These nearly impenetrable mountains are sparsely populated. Although, there are a few isolated human settlements that have little contact with the outside world.

However, humans are not the only residents. Kharos-Th√Ľngol; the thriving nation of the Red-Dwarves, is also located within these mountains, as well as its capital of Skarlahn Feyr.

The Axeway runs across these mountains on its route between the Dwarf-city of Skarlahn Feyr and its intersection with the Olde Peninsula Road at the fortified town of Karameikos.

The eastern foothills of these mountains are home to several small human communities, the largest of which is the freehold of Dorinvar.


Local History

In the ancient days of the Third Age, these mountains were populated by several human settlements which were ruled by the city-state of Asgamoth.

The people of Asgamoth considered the mountains sacred, and built several temples and shrines within them, to honor their principle deity; Lehr.

It became a sacred tradition that every King or Queen of Asgamoth was buried high up in these mountains, in a series of elaborate tombs.

Asgamoth was destroyed in the Great Rift, but it's long-forgotten tombs remained. These tombs, or "Cairns," as they were called, gave this mountain range its name.

Legend has it; the Red-Dwarves of Skarlahn Feyr and the men of Asgamoth were close allies and a profitable trade existed between the two cultures.