Kimaris

CategoryHighlands
ContinentKarterus
RegionAzrik, Gulimbor, Ma'Ohari
MapKimaris Mountains

This area of mountains spans three regions, Azrik, Gulimbor, and Ma'Ohari. It has had other names since the formation of Bal-Kriav, but the one that has stuck is Kimaris. It was named after the demon dictator Kimaris of Varelay. He named it after himself, figuring that the mountains would long outlive him, and his name would be remembered for all eternity.

The northeastern slopes of Kimaris are pocketed with iron, tin, and platinum mines. Hazards of this area include chaos rocs, mooncalves, and high concentrations of fiendish grell. These grell are half-fiend creations of the demon labs of Varelay. In the Lith-Crillion Era, they were used by the Varelay to terrorize the dark reaches of the Underdark. Several of the platinum mines of Kimaris were used for mining and for experimenting on mortal creatures like the grell and any other creature they could get their hands on. These mines became so tainted with entropic energies that their platinum became chaos infused. The platinum that comes from them is called Varelay Platinum and commands high prices because of its exotic nature, which shows itself with streams of smoke that periodically break the surface.

In the First Epoch, the northern reaches of Kimaris became territory of Goth-Dyvermoir. They mine the peaks and bask in the searing heat of the volcanic wastes around them. The area is protected with giant forts and outposts. The deep chasms and rugged terrain are spanned by massive iron bridges that can hold the weight of a team of mastodons and their fire giants.

East of Kimaris are wastelands called the Broken Lands. This area was blasted into ruin during the Gulimbor Cataclycsm. The Kimaris mountain range is thought to be the only thing that kept this cataclysmic event from spilling over into Azrik and Ma'Ohari.