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The Thunder Peaks were a range of mountains that ran in a north–south line, marking the eastern edge of Cormyr. The entire range was subject to extremely severe and sudden storms all year round. They were home to tribes of orcs and goblins that launched raids in nearby Cormyr, Sembia, and the Dalelands, and were also home to the dracolich Aurgloroasa, the Sibilant Shade. The Thunder Peaks once hosted the dwarven settlement of Thunderholme.[3]

The Thunder River flowed west out of the Thunder Peaks to the Wyvernwater. In Elven, the Thunder Peaks were called Airmbult, or translated into Common, Storm-Fangs.[1]

Flora[]

The mountains had a number of unique species of plants, including the turis[4] and kirin trees, as well as Bowen's flowers.[5] The scent of the heavily aromatic ateris plants would blow down to the town of Tilverton with strong winds.[4]

History[]

According to the Treatise Historical of the Dragon Tyrants, after the first Rage of Dragons, their kobold servitors were all but destroyed in the rampaging chaos of their masters. Kuraulyek, a dragonwrought kobold, led his winged kin to safety in the Thunder Peaks, escaping the dragons' wrath in the bat-filled caverns.[6]

Notable Locations[]

The Iron Maidens, a band of female-only mercenaries, had their fortress in a formerly deserted castle hidden somewhere in the mountains.[7]

Appendix[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ed Greenwood (July 1988). Spellfire. (TSR, Inc.), p. 87. ISBN 0-88038-587-1.
  2. Map included in Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Jeff Grubb (1993). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 1-5607-6617-4.
  3. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 112. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  4. 4.0 4.1 James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (September 1994). “The Thunder Peaks and the Storm Horns”. In Karen S. Boomgarden ed. Elminster's Ecologies (TSR, Inc), p. 10. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
  5. James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (September 1994). “The Thunder Peaks and the Storm Horns”. In Karen S. Boomgarden ed. Elminster's Ecologies (TSR, Inc), p. 9. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
  6. Brian R. James, Ed Greenwood (September 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. Edited by Kim Mohan, Penny Williams. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 9, 10. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  7. Costa Valhouli (September 1990). “The New Rogues Gallery: Iron Maidens”. In Jean Rabe ed. Polyhedron #55 (TSR, Inc.), p. 19.

Connections[]

Dalelands