Here the Mountains Whisper
The Iron Fjords are a series of sheer cliffs that run along either bank of the Whisker River, and which are themselves a run-off of the Thunder Peaks. There is little mystery to their name, as they are an abundant source of iron metal and other types of ore, including a strange sort which seems to both attract and repel other types of metals as if by magic. Both the fjords and the river have formed a pivotal point of defense for the Daals and subsequently the Iron Dwarves. It is the fjords steep and close nature which has allowed various peoples throughout history to keep a strict hold on all traffic going up and down the river, as well as provide a vantage point of the surrounding landscape.