Vorkrak is a deep canyon flanked by the lower highlands coming off the Elephant Backbone. From north to south, the canyon is a little over 20 miles long and varying in width of several hundred feet to nearly three miles. The great depths of this place are rich in gem deposits. Against the morning rays of Khâls Forge and Merioss, the canyon walls sparkle from the seemingly endless quantities of precious stones.

The canyon is the hunting grounds of the dracolich Rotgredsh, thousands of urds, and numerous other humanoids tribes, which make their homes in a maze of old mine shafts, caves and deep passages leading into the Underdark.