Of Kings and Dragons
The Crown of the World is not the empty, uncivilized land that many southerners believe it to be—many indigenous tribes of humanoids dwell on this vast northern continent. Chief among these people are the Snowcasters, a loosely associated culture of elves who have lived on the Crown for as long as even they can remember. The Snowcasters keep no settlements this far south, yet they often trade with the Varki nonetheless. The Snowcasters are particularly fond of Varki scrimshaw, and often trade potent magical supplies and items for wellcrafted Varki art. When the Snowcasters do visit Icemark, they generally travel along a coastal route to avoid the dangers of the inner Stormspears. They traditionally set up camp at a double ring of standing stones overlooking the sea. This location is known as Elfmeet—the Varki do not treat this site as one of their own villages, but whenever a tribe comes close, they make a point to visit and engage in trade with any Snowcasters who might be present.