Boiling Mountains Geographic Location in The Morning Realm | World Anvil

Boiling Mountains

  The Boiling Mountains, sometimes called the worldspine, is a massive mountain range that runs from east to west and divides the realm. It is named after its many volcanos, most notably Mount Katla, Mount Vestos and Barut. The mountains are dangerous and difficult to traverse, so most travel goes through Vestos Pass.


The Boiling Mountains
The Boiling Mountains by Annie Stein
2 Peaks of Store
3 Mount Vestos
4 Barut
5 Mount Katla
6 Vestos Pass
  1. Throne of the Gods
  2. Peaks of Store
  3. Mount Vestos
  4. Barut
  5. Mount Katla
  6. Vestos Pass


  On the northern side the Lichen Marches traps water in it's endless marshlands, and the undead swarm east towards the Castellan Kingdoms. The elven bastions of the Empire of Trinais and Courdonne also run along the northern ridge.   To the immediate south is the Argosian Desert that spawned the Argosian Empire. The Empire now stretches all the way to the southernmost tip of the realm. To its east is Storest, the home of the great artisan guilds and companies. To it's west is the Theocracy of Krorus, led by lichen lords who have declared war upon the rest of the realm.   The tallest mountain of the realm, the Throne of the Gods, towers over the Theocracy, and is home to Krorus himself. In the east the Peaks of Store pierce the upper sky.

The Boiling Mountains

TypeMountain Range
Highest PointThrone of the Gods, Theocracy of Krorus
Length840 mi ( 1350 km )
  • Lichen Marches
  • Castellan Kingdoms
  • Courdonne
  • Empire of Trinais
  • South
  • Storest
  • Argosian Empire
  • Theocracy of Krorus

  • Comments

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    Dec 18, 2021 10:06 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

    That's such a beautiful map :D I love the css you've done on it, though now that you have also the legend in there it seems a bit redundant.

    Dec 18, 2021 10:46 by Annie Stein

    Thank you! I could hide the legend, but I needed it for mobile and I thought some might appreciate in on computer too ^^

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    Dec 18, 2021 10:11 by Chi

    Love the map, it's so beautiful and nicely done with the overlay! Does the dangers of the mountains spill over to the Vestos Pass or have steps been taken to secure travel through there? Really peeks the interest for the rest of your world as well, nicely done!

    Dec 18, 2021 10:48 by Annie Stein

    Thank you so much! Vestos Pass has forts on either side and watchtowers along the road itself, so it's by far the safest way to cross.

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    Dec 19, 2021 01:08 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

    The map is so beautiful and I love the angle you chose to depict it as. I love how you've described the lands around the mountains too. I can visualise them so well. I would love to hear more about the Lichen Marches.

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    Dec 19, 2021 10:40 by Annie Stein

    Thank you so much! I am really happy with the map, and I hope to write loads about all the different regions you see on it!

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    Jan 3, 2022 15:58

    I love the perspective of the map, and the map on Throne of the Gods article is great too!

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    Jan 3, 2022 16:24 by Annie Stein

    Thank you! I used Azgaar's 3d view to get the perspective right, so handy!

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    Jan 4, 2022 09:19

    Thanks, I'll check that out!

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    Jan 23, 2022 21:29 by Stormbril

    Loooooooove the way you've set the map up here! It's some really excellent CSS and designing going on (not to mention the excellent map itself, too!)   I love massive mountain ranges like this, dividing huge areas of land. Are there any unique origin myths for how this mountain range formed? Some way that it got its name "worldspine"? :o

    Jan 23, 2022 22:11 by Annie Stein

    Thank you so much! I'd love to work in more myths, but I know that the boiling mountains are associated with the titans, and the Sign of Titans is said to be a celestial mirror of the Boiling Mountains, shaped the same as they are. As for the name "Worldspine", it comes from the creation myth of the world itself. Some believe that the continent is the body of the creator-god Ea, whether literally or just on a metaphysical level, and as the boiling mountains cross the middle, it's a natural connection to make.

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    Jan 24, 2022 10:20 by Stormbril

    Thank you for the lovely detailed response!   I also really think working in myths is a lot of fun, and I love the ones you've responded with here!