Created in the Dawn Era, Danzar-Khâl, then a Creationist, raised a belt of volcanoes and burning lakes to serve as a barrier against the black ice of Perge'khas and its primordial controller Cari'phis.
After giving up his powers of Creation, Danzar-Khâl became one of the top generals of the Nawirrûs Covenant. Felakgathar became his base of military operations, one of the front-lines between his armies and the primordials hordes of Cari'phis.
Felakgathar spans the entire north-south axis of the Vhurghad Region. Where the lava leaks into the Sava'khar Wastes, there are found pools and lakes of liquid iron. Perhaps because it has happened so many times, cooling and heating, drawing carbon, the iron found here is usually the alloy steel.
The peaks of this volatile mountain range are home to cinder swarms, Fyrreid, and dozens of fire giant bastions. The heat of the zone also attracts red dragons and others preferring very hot conditions.
According to a Scroll of Dawn, sometime in the God Era, Danzar-Khâl caught up with Surtur and made a deal with him:
Section 1, Surtur, set your minions to guard Felakgathar from the primordials and minions imprisoned beneath and in Malurn. Do this, and I will call off the dogs. You can have your place among the mortals and even take some as worshipers if that suits you.
- Danzar-Khâl, to Surtur, at the gates of Svaer Hodgrolf - "Making of the Felakgathar Contract"