Of Kings and Dragons
Hagreach generally suffers from a constant chill rolling out of Irrisen, and is even colder than is typical for the Linnorm Kingdoms. This tendency is not universal, however, for south of Trollheim can be found a deep, steep-sided canyon, cut out of the plains as if by a god’s axe-stroke. A steep trail winds its way along the cliffs, down into a dell that manages to hold its heat year round. The canyon’s walls are particularly rich with quartz and other crystals, and some sort of latent magical quality within these crystals captures heat as well as light, creating an unusually warm environment along the canyon’s floor that has given rise to an idyllic forested glen below, as warm as the warmest summer in Grungir Forest. Summerglen itself is the home of numerous small but industrious dwarf clans who manage the mining of the canyon’s nooks and crannies with an almost religious reverence, while the forest itself is home to many fey creatures allied with the dwarves.