The Ice Rock mountains refer to the southern stretch of the Malus mountains - a region dominated by the nation of Duthelm. These mountains are not as harsh as their northern cousins, the Malus Mountains, but travelers must still be cautious during winter months. The Ice Rock mountains are home to many fierce orc tribes and other unpleasant creatures. The borrellians operate a few small iron ore mines in the northern stretches. Kworg, the War Drake, a large and aggressive dragon, lives in the Ice Rock Mountains.
The Caves of Chaos
A huge complex of interconnected caves lies between the Ice Rock Mountains and the Darkwood. These are known as the Caves of Chaos. Some 50,000 orcs live here under the great orcish chieftain Marruk. Marruk has successfully united five orcish tribes – the Bloodhawks, the Blackfangs, the Ironclaws, the Stonefists and the Flesh Fiends. The chieftains of those five tribes now serve Marruk as his subchieftains. Beneath them are a host of lieutenants and great warriors. Marruk has successfully carved out a small kingdom for himself. These caves and the surrounding area are infested with orcs. It is not a safe place to travel. At least two or three time each year, the orcs will muster and venture out into the world to raid at villages in Carrikos. They are at times, allied with, and at times, at war with, the orcs and ogres of Duthelm.
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