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The Northern Mountains were a mountain range in northern Skarith. They were the site where the Black River emptied into the Silver Sea, and their tallest peaks towered over tree canopies.[1] The Ha'rar Foothills were at the base of the range. They were the home of the Vapra Clan, whose capital was Ha'rar.

Their climate was generally chilly,[2] with wind from the Silver Sea constantly blowing up and through the area.[3] They were also characterized by long dark winters with permanent snowfall,[2] and the tallest peaks were always capped by snow, which resisted even the heat of the Three Suns.[4] Steam produced by hot springs traveled through hundreds of underground pathways leading to geysers, which the Vapra would use to hone their flying skills.[3]

The mountains were rich in natural resources,[5] especially gems and metals,[6][1] including iron, which could be made into steel.[7] Such metals were used in the construction of the Citadel[8] and the seventh string of the Spriton Lyre.[6]

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Sugarwood grew in great abundance, as well as mushrooms and mint-apples, which the Vapra would harvest for their traditional dishes.[12] A bluff overlooking Ha'rar was the site of Kira-Staba, a grove of Great Trees that glowed at night.[13]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 62, ISBN 0593095596
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, pp. 64-65, ISBN 0593095596
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, pp. 73-74, ISBN 0593095596
  4. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. , ISBN 0593095596
  5. Lee, J.M (2019), Heroes of the Resistance, Penguin Young Readers Licences, p. 40, ISBN 978-0.593-09539-3
  6. 6.0 6.1 Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 35, ISBN 0593095596
  7. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 75, ISBN 0593095596
  8. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 81, ISBN 0593095596
  9. Cesare, A. & Compiet, I. (2020), The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra, Insight Editions, p. 112, ISBN 1683838211
  10. Cesare, A. & Compiet, I. (2020), The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra, Insight Editions, p. 121, ISBN 1683838211
  11. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, pp. 71-72, ISBN 0593095596
  12. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, pp. 79-80, ISBN 0593095596
  13. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, pp. 84-85, ISBN 0593095596
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