Home to tribes of Drow, Dragonborn and Ashen Halflings as well as other clans of monstrous creatures, the Swarteberch were pushed up far higher than they once were by the force of the Cataclysm. Now they stand in the way of Ilimbrans looking to conquer the temperate lands of Sterzeme. Despite the danger posed by the tribes, traders pass through the Swarteberch regularly, looking to acquire the unstable magical items of Sterzeme, bringing many riches with them. Though many do not make it, this route is still safer than the ocean crossing. The
tribes themselves are numerous, but small in number, and locked in constant struggle with one another. There is no hope of peace here.
Of particular note are the tribes of Dragonborn, who came into being after the cataclysm. They make their homes on the volcanic peaks at the southernmost end of the Swarteberch, around the great volcano Drakflamm. Here, the various colors of dragonfolk fight in bitter contention to see who is to be the king of all their kind, though the chains of feuds and betrayals mean that they are unlikely to ever pose more of a threat than their occasional raids already do.