The Siroccian Mountains - Achaea Online Help

12.5.7 The Siroccian Mountains

The black Siroccian Mountains are a volcanic, albeit mainly dormant, range of
tall, jagged peaks, lying in the east-central part of the continent. To the
north is the Western Ithmia, while to the southwest, the Shamtota Hills gently
fall away, eventually giving way to the Mhojave Desert. The Prelatorian Highway
passes near to them on the northern side, and it is rumoured that the
Raphaelan Highway has a secret path leading into them.

The Siroccians are known to be populated by Dwarf-hating orcs, who drove out
the clan of Dwarven miners who previously dwelled there. The Dwarves scattered,
and had to bury the symbol of their clan: a great, jewelled axe, in their
flight from the orcish hordes. The Siroccians are also famous for the purity of
its ores, and many blacksmiths around the land would reward you for the ores
found there.