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[top]Introduction

The Five Peaks contain some of the most rugged terrain in Anuire, including five of the most forbidding mountains in the region. Set along the range between the Seamists and the Stonecrowns, this kingdom is the original spawning grounds of the goblins and orogs that so plagued the dwarves and elves of ancient Cerilia. Today the creatures harbor more evil intent than most might guess. Though no awnsheghlien live in the Five Peaks, travelers still risk plenty of hazards. Besides the brigands, goblins, and orogs, rumors populate the domain with griffons and giant tribes as well. Many have spotted the dragon Lifesbane touching down on peaks in this realm.

[top]Life and Society

These mountains boast precious little greenery; what little there is, the local bands have foraged for firewood, grazing, or weapons. Since most consider these peaks a scoundrel's last refuge in Anuire - and the place where restless goblins go to escape the goblin king's tyranny - few residents hold regard for the law or other people. Self-preservation requires friends though, so, they form bands whose members kill on sight to get what they want.
Each province of the Five Peaks has its own hierarchy. The chiefs of the human brigands usually have at least a single trusted lieutenant. The goblin tribes often do not, for they have grown up mistrusting the others of their race. Orogs follow a single chieftain unquestioningly until the time comes to challenge that chieftain.

[top]The Land

There are seven divisions within the Five Peaks. No single regent would want to rule the whole domain.

[top]The Gorge (3/4)

The Gorge ...

[top]Floodspaeth (3/6)

[top]Helmshaven (3/4)

[top]Puinol (3/4)

Puinol ...

[top]Sufhanie(3/2)

Sufhanie ...

[top]Thasbyrn (3/4)

Thasbyrn ...

[top]Torain (3/4)

Torain ...

[top]Political

The Five Peaks has no single regent. The provinces actually remain separate kingdoms, each controlled by bandits, goblins, or orogs. They struggle with each other continuously, a microcosm of Anuire itself. The rulers seem to change weekly, as inferiors work their treachery and the various tribes lose members in battle. In this constant change of power, bloodlines have nothing to do with who rules and no one set of laws controls the lands.

[top]Important Figures

  • The Eyeless One (Wiz 9: Vo, major, 35; CE) is said to control all the magic of this realm. The Five Peaks certainly appears a potent magical source, though the domain's inhabitants have little tolerance for wielders of magic. Still, the Eyeless One maintains a tower hidden in the Gorge. Though the denizens have tried to dislodge him (or her?) many times, none has been successful.

Sometimes, a representative from one of the tribes comes to the Eyeless One for aid against one enemy or another. The wizard generally will help - for a price. But beware in dealing with this dark mage. Heart-wrenching screams from those in debt to the Eyeless One have been heard coming from the wizard's tower, lit by flashes of eerie, dark light. Goblin bands that seek aid here often vanish entirely after a few months. Clearly, visiting the Eyeless One remains a last-ditch effort.

[top]Domain Holding Table

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Five Peaks domain table

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The Gorge (3/4)
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EO
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EO
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VFP
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EO
Puinol (3/4)
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VFP
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EO
Sufhanie (3/2)
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EO
Thasbyrn (3/4)
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HTC
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EO
Torain (3/4)
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EO


  • Law: Due to the anarchic structure of the kingdoms within the Five Peaks, there are no law holdings nor regency from the provinces.
  • Temples: Some remember a temple to Cuiraécen in the Five Peaks; folks also think the gods of the Vos hold sway here. In truth, the domain's religious foundation probably amounts to nothing more than a couple of priests hoping to convert the brigands - an attempt doomed to fail.
  • Guilds: There are no organised guilds in the Five Peaks.
  • Source: The Eyeless One controls all the magic here.



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