Grielfand

CategoryVolcanoes
ContinentKarterus
RegionAzrik, Maleddanar
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VetoubahrFangath

Grielfand is a dead volcano along the southwestern flank of the Kimaris mountains. It lost pressure and lava in the First Epoch when the allied armies of Andrithiach and Hlothrabatta waged war on the fire giants of Megrlof. In this conflict, magic and mining brought down a huge section of rock on the northern part of Ofli Hrolmir (a lava rivulet of Surturs Artery). Following this unnatural cave-in, cut-off from its source of lava, Grielfand eventually became a dead volcano.

Grielfand is a tall mountain at 25,000' above sea level. It descends into the deeps of Fangath for almost 6000'. Most of the time Grielfand's slopes above 5000' are masked in clouds with the mile across caldera totally hidden. When the maw of the volcano is not hidden, there is enough smoke and magically created fog above the area to know that activity is afoot. This comes from the sounds of mills and forges from below. In the bowels of Grielfand, on the caldera floor is the shipyard Gúrkúm-Ghak. Timber and other products for building sky and voidships make their way to this area along steam rails linked to several towns along the Ezdynn river. Heavy labor for offloading these materials are typically done by mammoths and stone giant workers.

The interior of Grielfand is honeycombed with fortifications, numerous passages, buildings, and shipbuilding facilities. The ships built here go on to join the Cloud Guard or the Horns of the Void. The caldera area of Grielfand is Ba'lith territory. This is a military zone open only to civilians working for Ba'lith's armed forces.

Grielfand extends into the deeps of Fangath. There are many dead lava tubes descending to this Underdark sector of Maleddanar. As a result of the Ba'lith military base above them, these roads to the Underdark are all covered by small fortresses. This does not preclude their use for commerce though, because armaments sales and smuggling is one of the main source of income for Ba'lith's navy. From the Underdark, the main purchaser of these arms is Taklumlode.

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