Acting as a buffer between the vale and the savage creatures
of the Stonemarch to the north and west, this
mountain range provides a modicum of shelter while also
serving as a hotbed of monstrous activity.
Perhaps most significantly, the green dragon Vestapalk
makes his lair in these crags, and the kobolds of the
Greenscale tribe hunt the foothills and the neighboring
terrain under the dragon’s aegis. The kobolds know
enough to stay out of the high mountains, which are the
domain of the fearsome perytons and the bizarre aberrations
known as mooncalves.
The denizens of the Cairngorm Peaks will be the first
to know if-most would say when-the orcs of Clan Bloodspear decide to emerge from the Stonemarch and again
brutalize the Nentir Vale.