Chronicles of Ascension
The Black Riage
A great, dark mountain range that is the primary natural division between the Steadfast and the Beyond. The Black Riage is a place of difficulty and danger. The inhabitants of villages scattered
throughout its expanse are trappers or herders of rock goats or similar creatures. A wide variety of abhuman tribes also dwell in the mountains, including margr, chirog, and sathosh, as well as stranger, rarer breeds.
Three main passes lead through the Black Riage, although other, secret passes exist as well. The
main routes— Tremble Pass, [[Cerdyn’s Pass]], and Garl Nave— offer caravans and travelers the means to cross the mountains without undue difficulty, although the paths are steep and sometimes narrow.
In the winter, all three become very dangerous, and the southern two are almost certainly blocked, leaving Tremble Pass as the only possibly clear passage through the region.