Salakrün Mountains (Snowcrown Mts.)

Commonly called the "Snow-crowns," the enormous Salakrün Mountains run east from the southern base of the Saugreth-Muir mountain range. Beneath these mountains are the famous Bloodstone Mines, which first attracted the dwarves of Orrek to these mountains millennia ago.

These mountains were conquered by the dwarves early in the Fourth Age and the great Dwarf-realm of Kronar was built here. Over several centuries, the northern dwarves worked the Bloodstone mines, and became fabulously wealthy. That wealth built the great dwarven city of Krone Feyr and the dwarf-realm of Kronar that surrounded it.

Eventually, the Dwarf-realm was destroyed by Alokkair's orc minions and the dwarves were slain or driven out. For centuries thereafter, The mountain range has been infested with innumerable orcs and goblins.

The Salakrün Mts. serve as the border and as a buffer between the kingdom of Gwynne and the dark realm of Morgoth. Between the two realms are two narrow mountain passages that lead into the Ansilay Valley from opposite ends.

In that valley lies the Freehold of Trevalia.

The the only known entrance to the Ansilay Valley from the north is the treacherous Morovar Pass.

The only entrance to the valley from the south is the infamous Waymeet Pass.