The Myth of The Manawell
Once the Shezna Mountains ice peaks give way, the fact that they block a vast amount of wind and rain from passing though them created the harsh desert of Zundrammal. Making essentially all of the Eastern portion of Altec, the scorching desert draws additional heat from the constantly-erupting mountains of the Death’s Backbone range. Zundrammal has little in the way of civilization, though that was not always the case. Many years ago, before Rockbeard I was Magni of the Dwarven Kingdoms and before Lansing was even consolidated into one Kingdom, the Dragonborn people created a kingdom in the middle of the desert near a large oasis, The Kingdom of Bronze. Though small in number, the Dragonborn were mighty warriors and noble scholars and they built their kingdom by subjugating the local Orc and Troll population. This slavery went on until the Orcs and Trolls could take no more. They rebelled against the Dragonborn, and though the fight was long and difficult… eventually, The Kingdom of Bronze fell. The Orcs ripped down the walls and buildigns, living in hide huts over the ruins. Though The Kingdom of Bronze’s destruction meant that nearly all Dragonborn on The Continent of Altec were wiped out… some survived, ones that were away when the rebellion occurred. To those Dragonborn, they have no home, no king to follow… what are they to make of this world?