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The Ashkeeper Peaks make up the mountain chain running through the center of the continent of Wildemount.


The range bisects the continent's central region of Wynandir, with the Dwendalian Empire ruling the lands on the western side and the eastern side forming the region of Xhorhas.[1] Once, the Peaks were contiguous with the Dunrock Mountains to the north, but during the final battles of The Calamity, two passes were created, separated by the Brokenveil Bluffs. As of 835 PD these passes were guarded on the south by the Ashguard Garrison and on the north by the Rockguard Garrison.[2]

The southern base of the mountains is dominated on the southwest by the massive green Quoraska Jungle, and on the southeast by the Lotusden Greenwood.[3]

Cities along the Ashkeeper Peaks on the Dwendalian side often request additional Crownsguard to be stationed as protection from the monsters who come down from the mountains. The treacherous nature of the peaks has made them an effective natural barrier to imperial expansion, and the civilizations within the mountains are mostly underground, in the Underdark and in a hidden fire giant society.[4]

Notable Places[]

Ashguard Garrison[]

Main article: Ashguard Garrison

The Ashguard Garrison is an outpost on the south side of the Brokenveil Bluffs, meant to guard the frontier of the Dwendalian Empire from incursions from Xhorhas.


Main article: Verstglade

The Verstglade is a valley in the southern Ashkeeper Peaks, and once served as a laboratory for Vecna during the Age of Arcanum.[5]

Fire giant citadel[]

The lava river - Anchuli Felicia King

Fan art of the lava river near the fire giant citadel, by Anchuli Felicia King.[art 2]

Deep beneath the Ashkeeper Peaks is a fortress held by fire giants.[6]


  • At some point before 585 PD Ludinus Da'leth marked a specific location within the Ashkeeper Peaks that was apparently a miniature fey fane, connected to a fey bound to nature (perhaps a dryad), which could potentially be used by him in order to "feed the root" and empower a special harness with the magic of the area.[7]



  1. Fan art of the Ashkeeper Peaks, by Camilla Kipp (source). Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of the lava river near the fire giant citadel, by Anchuli Felicia King (source). Used with permission.