The Five Kingdoms
The Black Mountains
Beyond The Five Kingdoms there are only two features of the world. A black ocean that hides creatures even more terrifying than The Swarm within is watery depths, and a seemingly endless sea of tall, dark mountains. At any point within the known world, you only have to climb the nearest tree, or the nearest peak and you will see the Black Mountains to the north east and south west.
This is the realm of the swarm, though their rule has not gone uncontested. As the centuries pass many have looked out towards the deadly slopes of the storm covered mountains and dreamed of mining rich veins of ore and gems. Many have tried. Some were met with some success, but all such attempts to tame the madness beyond have ended in failure and, usually, death.