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. 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.
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.
Fire giant citadel
Deep beneath the Ashkeeper Peaks is a fortress held by fire giants.