Valdorian Age - Rising Power on the Frontier
The World's End Mountains
When a Cynthian dies, the goddess embraces his soul, taking him to her breast. After a time, she returns the soul to the living and the man is reborn… if his soul is faithful. Those who aren’t faithful are banished to the World’s End Mountains to fight the war against Long-Winged Death and his servants, the raven that flock in those mountains. This war has gone on since the beginning of the world, for Long-Winged Death wishes to rain fire and ash down on Cynthia. At times he succeeds, and each Cynthian recalls with dread the high-reaching plumes of grey smoke that rose above the plains in the east and them spread across the blue sky as Death unfurled his wings.
In most of Il-Ryveras, the World’s End Mountains are known as the Black Peaks. Though most sea captain shun the area, it’s a will-known fact that the volcanic island of Ureth-Kalai lies not too distant from the Black Peaks.