cold, icy cap of Nym is known as the Crown of the World. It is a
massive chain of primordial mountains covered in giant, crystal-like
glaciers held frozen by a constant storm known as the Harrowfrost, and it is said beneath them all lies the slumbering Worldwyrm; an ancient Primordial whose entire body stretches all around the head of the northern sphere.
At the Crown of the World's center is the
Worldthrone; the seat of power of the Aesur giants, otherwise known as
Frost Giants. The Worldthrone is a towering shard of purest ice that
reaches beyond the clouds. It is from there the Harrowfrost originates,
as it seeks to cover the entire world in snow and ice.
Crown of the World is slowly swallowed by more ice as the Harrowfrost spreads, but
it is kept under control by powerful Aesur magic, although come the
Third Era that magic has been slowly waning. The shamanistic tribes of
the half-giant Nathunac on Northcrown perform powerful and dangerous rituals that
have helped to contain the Harrowfrost for now.
During the War
of Titans, the King of Frost, the Elemental Titan Teruk, better known in the Sifiran
Pantheon as Thyrm, was the keeper of the Harrowfrost. Its purpose was to
extend Teruk's cold domain, as well as keep the Creators from getting
to his summit. However, the Creator Sifir dared the journey, defeated
Teruk and trapped his soul within her sword, Sigdran, which in turn also
contained the Harrowfrost.
When Sifir could no longer wield Sigdran, she plunged it into Teruk's dormant body at the top of the world, and in time the cold winds hardened around it and created the Worldthrone. Eventually
the Aesur would come to the Worldthrone, and through much perseverance
they adapted to the storms, and claimed the Worldhrone as their own.
Sifir, still growing weak from containing the Harrowfrost within Sigdran, gave
it to the Aesur, and tasked the Aesur with the protection of the
Worldhrone, and made them keepers of the Harrowfrost.
that the Harrowfrost has slowly been spreading over the thousands of
years indicates the possibility that the Aesur have grown too weak to
control it, and it is also likely that those residing by the Worldthrone
have succumbed to the Harrowfrost's winds, as no one has seen the
Worldthrone giants for a very long time.
Some dragons, especially
White Dragons, found refuge in the Crown of the World during the
Worldblight, and avoided the Feral Affliction and thus the need to enter
Malendii's Dream. Most would still slumber within the crags and peaks of the frozen mountains. Nydd took personal charge of them, promising
Malendii that she would watch over them.