A rugged land of stony hills and deep gorges cut by white-rushing rivers, the Stonemarch is home to tribes of dangerous humanoids and giants. Orcs, ogres, giants, and trolls haunt the farther reaches of these barren lands. Fortunately for the residents of the vale, the monsters rarely come east over the Cairngorm Peaks. A great orc-warren known as the Fanged Jaws of Kulkoszar lies in the northern part of the wasteland; here the chief of the Bloodspear tribe rules over hundreds of the fierce warriors.
- Sunderpeak Temple
In the Cairngorm Peaks, not to distant from Winterhaven, there lies the Sunderpeak Temple. The residents devote themselves to lives of contemplation and good works along the untamed western reaches of the Nentir Vale. The folk of the temple included servants of many of the good deities, including Pelor, the sun god; Bahamut, the god of justice; and Erathis, the goddess of civilization. Where they lived and worked together within the mountain temple’s ancient stone walls, the faithful of Sunderpeak came to be known as learned healers, sage advisors, and stalwart defenders of the innocent.