The beautiful Flathead Fjord is an ocean inlet which divides the great
mountains of the Eastlands into two ranges: the Gray Mountains, on the
north side of the fjord, and the Flathead Mountains, south of the
fjord. The Fjord is speckled with many caves and iron mines, which may
be evidence of the lost Eastern Empire. The deep underground caverns to
the north of the Fjord are ripe with subterraneous hotsprings, where
many go to in an attempt to nurse their unhealthy bodies back to life
(the most famous of these being Idwit Oogle Flathead). Many days cover
the ocean with
dense fog which rolls up the
fjord. The melting glaciers of the Gray Mountains flowing down from the
peaks and into the fjord, making it some of the purest water in the
known lands. This fresh water made the Flathead Fjord one of the
temporary sites of the Naive(tr) Water Corporation during the Second
Age of Magic.
Leonardo Flathead love to paint near the Fjord in his later
years, and it is here that he worked on his famous incomplete work,
"Obstructed View of Fjord."
before the fall of the Great Underground Empire, the Jewel of Jerrimore
became lost for many years in an iron mine on the southern side
of the Flathead Fjord at a point archaeologists refer to as
"Fjord Site B." The entrance to the iron mine is marked by
a warning of inevitable death to anyone who takes the Jewel. In the
year 883 the daring adventurer who would become the First Dungeon
Master, entered the iron mine to take the sapphire, using it as part of
a complex plot that would eventually result in the fall of
An area nearby the iron mine also has been
known as the location of an enchanted cave where Zilbeetha's
heartbroken groom sought help from a wizard to restore his beloved who
had been turned into a crystal orb the very day she was to be wed. This
good wizard turned the groom into stone, that he might stay young until
the day Zilbeetha was returned to him. In 883, the First Dungeon Master
additionally returned Zilbeetha's orb to the stoned groom, thus
reuniting the couple.
The Eastern Empire once spanned the Eastlands from Fenshire to the
Flathead Fjord until its destruction, circa 1000 BE.
the collapse of the Great Underground Empire in 883 GUE, the newly
formed Aragain Province was invaded by wave upon wave of barbarian
invaders. Natives from the more unsettled regions of the Flathead Fjord
and those from the fringes of Fenshire, poured over the hills and laid
waste to the last Quendoran outposts. Only the emergence of Syovar at
of the last royal armies was able to preserve the Aragain region. He
the surviving remnants of the imperial army and plunged them into a
never-ending war between the barbarian invaders.
Shortly before, or at the start of the Great Monster Uprising, the
Naive(tr) Water Corporation moved from the Aragain Falls to the
Flathead Fjord, as the company's executive board felt that purer water
came from a mountain valley filled with melted glacier snow. This
facility was quickly abandoned after everyone got sick from the cold.
Due to a gremlin infestation during the Great Monster Uprising, this
territory was overrun
for a single day by invasives species: dragons,
quelbees, corbies, giant toads and giant crocodiles were predators to
several others species, rendering them extinct until they could be
replaced by the Implementors the following day: apemen, cyclops,
dornbeasts, hellhounds, horrors, mucusoids, giant slugs, ogres, nymphs.