Get Rich Or Res Trying
The land of Kaligor is divided into two main sections, The Kaligor Plateau, and the Western Lowlands. The Volkenkratz mountains split the continent almost completely down the middle, providing a natural geographic divide between the two sections.
The plateau is notable for its extreme elevation and harsh mountains. There are very few habitable areas in the plateau, but those that are are fairly prosperous, given the lucrative cold iron and adamantine mines found in the many caverns and mines that dot the landscape. Gorak’s Hall is the main manufacturing hub of this region, taking raw ore and and producing arms, armor, machinery, and a large variety of consumer goods for export. These goods are mainly transported via the Skylift in Vaterfjord down to the lowlands. This is a slow and expensive process, but with the rise of The Necropolis, the traditional Southern Pass is no longer a viable option.
On the plateau, there is a constant threat of Gnoll and Ogre attacks. The ogres tend to stick to the mountains, while the gnolls are all over the hilly areas and the open plains. Stories from the northern mines also tell of giants and monstrous creatures of unheard of size and ferocity.