Black Hearts Under Black Flags
The Wyverntooth Peaks is a mountain range that dominates the western coast of the Western Continent. The Peaks stretch thousands of miles from Sunetos in the south to the northern reaches of the Savage March. The mountains themselves are perilously high, and many of the peaks are snow-capped even through summer. Though ancient passes exist to reach the rocky coast on the other side, they are perilous for all but the most experiences climbers, and the inhabitants—both natural and unnatural—are none too kind to interlopers.
Though no civilized life exists on the Wyverntooth Peaks, deep within the mountains lie the dwarven clans. The clans maintain an air of mystery, for they allow very few outsiders into their stone halls, but a number of clans are happy to conduct trade with the rest of the continent. It’s not uncommon to meet dwarves hailing from Wyverntooth clans, though they uniformly keep the secrets of their homelands close to the vest. Some scholars believe that as many dwarves live within the Peaks as do all other races on the rest of the continent.
Of course, not all dwarves live within the Peaks: some clans have left permanently, many clans send envoys to their eastern neighbors, and some dwarves leave the Peaks due to divine calling or simple wanderlust.