The ancient mountains of the Shattered Range in southeastern Garund stretch from the uninhabited lands south of Geb to the center of Nex's western border with the Mwangi Expanse. Between these nations, the city-state of Alkenstar stands tall atop the Hellfallen Cliffs on the banks of the Ustradi River, whose own headwaters are found in the mountains within the desolate Mana Wastes.[1][2] Mysterious ruins of long-abandoned Mwangi cities lie strewn throughout the jungles of the forlorn mountains[3] as well as at least one ruined flying city of legendary Shory.[4]

At one time, the mountains were home to the Taralu dwarves, until they migrated to the jungles of the Mwangi Expanse for reasons unknown. Their former cities remain as ruins.[5]