The Lanvernite Succession
Mostly populated by dwarves, Winterbourne is bisected by the Great Northern Range. The southern half of the country supports mining, farming and the raising of sheep, cattle and goats. Winterbourne’s granite-block capital Thundercliff stands atop a 400-foot cliff at the edge of the Inner Sea. Over the centuries, the dwarves have built no less than five separate tunnels connecting the two halves of the country. The vast northern forests provide plenty of summer game and a short growing season, but due to heavy snows all outdoor activity ceases for five months each year. The northern Winterbourne dwarves thrive studiously in their winter lodges and workshops, made cozy by thick bear furs and the numerous hot springs and steam vents.
Winterbourne shares long borders with both Dartmoor and North Sambria. The lack of any natural barriers in these regions have led to many skirmishes and a few outright wars over the centuries, but on the whole the boundaries have been stable for the last few decades.