Cairn Mountains (Skarlahn Mts)
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The Cairn Mountains; also known as the "Skarlahn Mountains" or the "Redstone Mountains," are a mountainous region near northern Serathyr


The mountains are sparsely populated by men and the few human settlements have little cohesion with one another.

However, Kharos-Th√Ľngol; the thriving nation of the Red-Dwarves, is located within these southern mountains, as well as its capitol city 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 village of Vikos. The eastern foothills of these mountains are home to several small human communities, the largest of which is the freehold of Dorinvar.

HISTORY


In the ancient days of the Third Age, these mountains were populated by several human settlements which were ruled by the lost City-state of Asgamoth. The ancient kings of Asgamoth considered the mountains sacred, and built several temples here, to honor their Gods. More importantly, every King of Asgamoth was buried in a series of elaborate tombs; located in caves, high up in these mountains.

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