elemental fire cat
RegionCinazan, Ice Cap
Borngring Depression Harknori Reach

Borngring is a vast lava basin ringed by the Steirgar mountains. The size of the Core Sea, it is littered with the ruins of giants and men. In the last two centuries of the Lith-Crillion Era and into the Horgon Era, fire giants and the Volgad warred across the northern parts. The Volgad lived in the north, then a lush valley cut by rivers and hills. The fire giants, home to everything south of this, had their main settlements on the slopes of Guldat. The fire giants became bolder when a charismatic and tough fire giant came to lead them.

Kelksorli and his army rode skiffs against our bastions. They attacked us like raiders from the seas, using obsidian boats that glided along the lava as if it were water. Guldat spewed rivers of lava that snaked from south to north, burning our lands to ash, cutting deep into the earth, and trapping some keeps in lakes of fire. The walls of Imrik were breached by the largest giant the realm has ever seen. A humanoid three hundred feet tall, body of fire, encased in exotic armor, and wielding a flaming greatsword. The fire giant slashed the walls, creating a 50' wide smoldering ruin. It then exploded into magma balls and smoke. The horde of Kelksorli sacked the city and slaughtering everything above the rats.

- excerpt from the book "The Volgad Kingdom - The End"

When the Volgad fled north, the giants stopped pursuit at the walls of Steirgar. Not long after the Lava Flood War (110 HE - 125 HE), the army of Kelksorli fragmented, returning to their homes. Over the next twenty years, Kelksorli fought to unite the fire giant tribes. In 145 HE, he had succeeded, establishing the Hofthorm Monarchy. Toay in the highland ring and across Borngring, there are forts, castles, ruins, and citadels of the Hlimi Kingdoms, the splinters of the Hofthorm Monarchy.

Near the heart of Borngring are the discolored waters of Yrngreirn. Fed by geothermal run-off, and shaken by the roar of geysers, it is home to the Great Bathouses run by steam mephits.

Borngring is a volatile landscape with numerous mud volcanoes, boiling pools, gas vents, and frequent volcanic eruptions. Azer, Igurkesh, fire snakes, hellish-looking cats, salamanders, hell hounds, fire trolls, chimera, dragons, and fire giants are some of the dangers of this area.