Vith Ruus Serpent Throat

Mol Jothvauk, road to Jothvauk
RegionAerie of Dragons
AliasSerpent Throat
MapHiznaar Goz

Vith Ruus, or "Serpent Throat", is a deep canyon at the northern edge of Feykro Silon. Since the God Era, the canyon has been mined for adamantine and gemstones. There are many roads and paths descending to villages and towns holding ten territories. Some of these groups perform mining, others security for moving ores and gemstones up the rift to the surface, others provide services such as prostitution, gambling, smelting, tanning, etc. It is often said that every race is represented in Vith Russ.

Vith Ruus suffers frequent outbreaks of violence, over territory, excessive tolls for moving through other's territories, greed, intrigue, and sometimes a big raid coming up from below. The major trade partners with the area are Ag Envok and Lahvirn Piiv. Ag Envok have tried to force the locals to trade only with them, seizing key points of egress on several occasions. These are short-lived, the affairs being bad for business on both sides.

In the Horgon Era, a great battle was fought here between the armies of the Zeymah'kein and those of Mir'piamauza. In one battle the leading general of the Zeymah'kein, a Dragon Lord, was killed in the lower crags. His mighty suit of armor, the Armor of the Dragon Lords was lost; many have gone missing trying to find it.

The most storied people of Vith Ruus are its fire giants. They have lived in the area since the God Era. Swept up in the Demon Spawn War, they fled deep underground, building an impregnable hold on a magma lake. Named Jothvauk, it resisted many demon attacks. After the Covenant armies pushed east, the fire giants returned to the mines of Vith Ruus. Many went on to ally with Tiamat in the First Dragon Wake (9251 GE - 9269 GE), all perishing in the defense of Gelok Himdah.

In the Horgon Era, the area's fire giants were warring with the stone giants of Tu Naar. Under pressure, they joined the Dominion of Resalth with the opening of the Goldrah Fusvok Rahn. The fall of Resalth led to the area becoming a mix of many peoples living and working in the rift. Today, mining is only a small part of the area's enterprise.

At the bottom of Vith Ruus is the Mol Jothvauk, or Maw of Jothvauk, a subterranean passage that spirals down for four miles to the great spans leading towards Jothvauk.

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