The Red Mountains of north-eastern Varisia are technically part of the Kodar range, but are different enough in character that they are given a separate name. Located north of the Velashu River and west of the Lurkwood, they are some of the shortest of Varisia's highlands. The soil is often a dark red due to its rich iron deposits. The mountains are mined by a few determined miners and used by a handfull of herdsmen who often combine forces to fend off attacks by the violent barbarians of the Nolands. These attacks have become more frequent and organized of late, and the people of the Red Mountains are beginning to get worried.