Pale Mountain

Among the tallest mountains of the Brazen Peaks, the severely sloped Pale Mountain rises to a height of over 13,500 feet. Holding a place of reverence and fear in the legends of those inhabiting the surrounding
lands—particularly tribes of gnolls—the mountain’s composition of speckled granite gives it a distinctly lighter color than the surrounding peaks. Although the rock that comprises the peak can be found throughout the area, the unusual upthrust concentration found in Pale Mountain has long baffled miners. The folklore of the superstitious gnolls and nomads of the region explain the mystery in a variety of ways, some claiming that the mountain is comprised of the bones of a titanic monstrosity that once ravaged the area, while others believe that some terrible beast dwells beneath the peak, draining it of its life and color. In keeping with such ominous tales, the mountain holds a long history as a place of dark deeds, strange worship, and sacrifice, leading in part to the reluctance of civilization to encroach upon the lands that fall beneath the pallid mountain’s baleful shadow.

Pale Mountain

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