Orcs are not likely to come pouring out of the mountain
range at the eastern end of the vale. That said, the
Dawnforge Mountains are no less dangerous than the
Cairngorm Peaks, with many of the same races of monsters
lurking in both places.
These mountains also hide dragons-foremost among
them the three-headed monstrosity that calls herself
Calastryx. The dragon is slumbering, still affected by a
curse placed on her centuries ago, but fears are growing
stronger that her reemergence is near. Like Vestapalk far
to the west, she too has a tribe ofkobolds that are fanatically
subservient to her. The Emberdark kobolds can
hardly wait till Calastryx wakes up, and they actively work
to make that happen.