The Wyrmsmoke Mountains are an ancient and weathered set of peaks just east of the Westdeep. Several volcanic peaks gave this rugged range of hills and low mountains its name; travelers who observed the plumes of ash and smoke that sometimes arose from the inner hills believed that a great red dragon was responsible for the fuming hills.
Until recently the mountains were also the home of dozens of goblinoid tribes. As a result, travelers would skirt the mountains by a generous margin, but the Wyrmsmoke tribes posed no significant threat to the nearby human towns, nor to Overlook. That is until the Warlord Azarr Kul united them and other monstrous humanoids into the host known as the Red Hand of Doom. Azarr Kul and his army caused a gret deal of trouble for the Elsir Vale, until an alliance of dwarves and humans finally defeated him.