A cold barren group of run-down huts on the banks of a frozen wind sheared sea. Great place for leaving folks yew don't like.
A long winding river snakes its way down from the towering mountains, creating a natural divide between the pine forest and the barrens. The Snowdrop River is filled with silt from glacier and mountain run-off, a sediment that can quickly bog a person down if they are unfortunate enough to fall in. Here and there in the river are large stones that can aid a traveler in crossing, but the water runs particularly swift around these boulders, splashing their surfaces and making them dangerously slippery.
Near the pine forest is an area of barren tundra that stretches for many miles. Separating the forest from the barrens is the icy Snowdrop River, a swift-running and dangerous river. This treeless stretch of land is covered with deep snow most of the year, but even during the brief summer months, it is difficult to traverse due to the spongy tundra that covers the land, and the clouds of mosquitoes that rise up with every step.
Snowcapped mountains abound in the Ice Krowne, but one area in particular has a series of towering peaks, some of which disappear into the clouds. These mountains have snow year around and are difficult to climb due to their sheer faces, the danger of avalanches, and unpredictable weather. Some adventurers who have survived the mountains tell tales of having seen a large upright creature covered with white fur, but most folks think it is nothing more than a myth. Others have seen huge ape-like footprints in the snow and are convinced the Snow Ape exists.
Up north, deep in the Ice Krowne, amidst its great expanses, reside the secretive gnomes of Vizhinm – pale skinned, blue haired. They live their lives slowly, silently. Under pitch-black skies or across the endless white, they can be seen at times riding their Nuukii – short, broad, fanged, white-furred beasts of burden. The Ice-Gnomes live mainly above ground, but can at times burrow in the ice or snow to protect themselves from hardships. They are led by their shamans, who teach them to respect the ways of the Ice: Movement brings trouble, Slowness is key, Patience is key, Let the Wisdom of the Ice be yer guide, Aspire to it, until All is Frozen.
A dense pine forest grows at the base of the towering mountains of the Ice Krowne. Snow is found here year around, as well as a variety of animals such as snowshoe hare, moose, bear, fox and wolves. It is a rich area for trappers, but it takes a strong constitution to live and work in this frozen environment. The forest and surrounding areas are home to at least one group of indigenous dwellers, the Ysmáni, who live a nomadic lifestyle, but also maintain a permanent outpost near the southern edge of the forest, in The Tent Glade.