Nestled in the mountains of the Northern most continent is the fortress of Verthica Okarthel, home to the Orn Vaecaesin. This stronghold, which spans an entire mountain chain, was carved into the very cliff sides it occupies. The complex and beautiful style of the carving leads many to believe that this was achieved with the aid of the dwarves.
Five hundred years ago the massive main gates were locked by Auntyr Levethix, sealing himself and the only known key within. Having been built as a bastion of safety during the Dragon Wars, this was the only know key and no other entrances have ever been found.