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Fyrohii ([fɪə:əʊi:])

The Fyrohii mountain range is comprised of many different hills and peaks with tunnels and caves. In Common Tongue it is called "The Flame-Height", which is an almost-literal translation from Foyiitùn. The range takes its name from the Fyrousii - twin volcanoes sitting just East of its centre.  

Location

The Fyrohii lie West of Bezélan and over the Ford of Lyth. It is almost one complete mass of mountains, save for The Pass of Lyth which cuts off the North-Eastern corner from the main range.  

Borders

The key locations the Fyrohii borders are:  
  1. Wild Marshes:
    the entire Southern edge borders the whole Northern border of the Marshes. Should the Fyrousii burst forth again, the Wild Folk would be at risk, depending on which direction the molten rock flowed.
  2. Antler Pastures:
    While theoretically within Qal'ath's borders Antler Pastures is an independent nation, albeit a tiny one - where the Stags rule over their own kind. Kaavelrai is the ruling Stag at 553AFD, and he and his own scouts are continually monitoring the Fyrohii for physical danger and portents too.
  3. Bracken Barrier:
    The Bracken Barrier is a sprawling mass of briars, hedges and stunted trees, beyond which are the Verdant Hills. Due to the layout of the Fyrohii, the Fyrousii would not threaten Bevérohii directly as the lava would flow either East or South.
  4. Y-Elel and Ashàlan Outpost:
    This small camp and walled town lie South of Timri and against the section of the Fyrohii cut off by the Pass of Lyth.
 

Who Claims Ownership?

Carnael II of Qal'ath, though he has scouts and spies in the vicinity to monitor activity in and around the Fyrohii, rather than a clear Qalathian presence.   The Stags of Kaazélshàn only oppose Carnael's claim on the basis that Erdé itself rules there and no other nation or person should. This has led to no direct conflict between the Stags and Qal'ath upto and including AFD553.   Despite Qal'ath's claim, in reality, the whole range is wild and largely uninhabited.  

Locations Within the Fyrohii

While much of the mountain range is unsettled, maps of the area do highlight some key locations.

Fyrousii

As mentioned, the Fyrousii are two volcanoes that have been dormant for centuries. However disquiet and distrust of them has not led to complacency - and even lone explorers are usually discouraged from going in because of them. That's not to say people did not enter them, but this was infrequent.


The Pass of Lyth

The Pass of Lyth started at Yi-Elel on the Northern edge until the Ford of Lyth not far from Risehope Docks. An undulating and snake-like pass, its sheer sides seem to cut of anyone within from all life outside. Those that do survive the journey recount tales of horrific noises, and scuffles and others claim to hear voices either in the Pass, or in their minds. While these have not led to the traditional spirit- or waking-dead stories, nonetheless, the accounts given of survivors make it clear that there is a valid reason to fear going in there, even as a last resort.

Bùjaii Melfyorm

In the very South West a former True-Gold mine can be found. As with Silver any reference to Melfyorm (or True-Gold) within the scope of currencies (such as the Raimyor) do not infer the items are made literally of that material. As such, it is unknown whether Bújaii Melfyorm, located as it is within the Fyrohii, is a mine for True-Gold, or material that gives the impression of gold, such as Melfynà.   Scholars perusing this tome should not presume that "not True-Gold" (the Parànti translation of Melfynà) has little or no value, for as long as records exist, the market for Melfynà has always been profitable.  
What Lies Within?
That said, the former gates to this particular Bùjaii have laid open for many years. This has led to two differences of opinion over its fate: either there is little left "down there" or the mine has become inhabited by creatures that drove the miners out. No recorded excursions into that mine exist post 495AFD.

Nousii-Fon

Only a smooth rockface exists now where, prior to the First Destruction waters flowed. The name literally means "The no-water waterfall".

Réminà

Named from the Foyiitùn verb "to fall" or "to trip", Réminà was a steep drop located just West of the Fyrousii volcanoes and has caused nearly as many sentient deaths as those by the wandering wildlife.

Fauna & Flora

Flora

Much of the Fyrohii is barren, with the primary exception being the flat area at the base of the Fyrousii. There, a small plain has grown of wild grasses, flowers and the occasional shrub, thought to have been the result of the last time the Foyousii erupted.   Aside from this, even the best-prepared wanderer would be unlikely to have sufficient water for more than three days as no rivers or streams have been documented to date.  

Fauna

Chronicler's Note:
I am still attempting to ascertain this, but records of any reliability are hard to come by. While it has been mentioned that survivors of the Pass of Lyth are few, the same appears true of the Fyrohii in its entirety. Given the lack of vegetation, the miners of the Bùjaii would have had to eat something before they abandoned the mine.   Moreover, if (which is up for debate, I admit) there were 'sounds' outside the Pass, then something had to be making them. I will see if Shevezz or even Byantē have any details. Failing that, I may require the assistance of a Mage and a warrior or two to scout the Mountain Range.   All unexplored areas can teach us something, but we must survive the journey in order not to lose the knowledge gained!
   

Natural Resources

Inside the Range

Aside from the aforementioned Melfyorm (in whichever form it was), we are unsure as to the resources from inside the Fyrohii.  

Outside

There are two key resources to be gained from the mountains at the edge of the Fyrohii:  
Fire Stone
That said, Oestun Vyai was constructed from stone taken from the outermost mountain ranges and Elelupii miners seem to take regular trips to the Northern border. This is because of "Fire Stone" - a rock which is not brittle when cooled, but can be more easily shaped, sculpted and carved when heated.
Scorchsalve
Scorchsalve is the name of the plant and medicine both which can be used to reduce pain and scarring from burns. It can be gathered South of Nousii-Fon and North of Noor Hobé in the Wild Marshes, and is likely the result of the last volcanic eruption meeting the waters of the Marsh. While, no doubt, the area reeked at the time, later that same destructive power gave way to a medicine to counter its effects. Interestingly, Scorchsalve has blue petals, a colour usually associated with water or ice, which suggests Ousii and maybe Aevyen worked in tandem to develop life after the burns of Fyr, triggered by Erdé. It is only a theory, but is just a simple way of showing how well things can work if the Elements keep - or are kept - in balance.
 

Fyrohii Map


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Resources
  • Fire Stone
  • Scorchsalve
Depleated Resources
Melfyorm (True-Gold) or Melfynà (Not-Gold)

Locations of Note
  • Fyrousii
  • The Pass of Lyth
  • Bùjaii Melfyorm
  • Nousii-Fon
  • Réminà

Alternative Name(s)
The Flame-Height
Type
Mountain Range
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Owner/Ruler
Owning Organization
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