A temperate Alpine country surrounded by mountains on all sides impassable by all but the dragon knights. Containing 5 city states (called Provinces in the north and Cantons in the south) the Kingdom mixes sprawling agricultural lands, undeveloped wilds and dense metropolis. Each province is ruled by one of the Dragon Kings, though the High King of Vandril rules in any decisions which pertain to the entire kingdom. Linguistically Thanatops is quite unremarkable. One accustomed to the northern or southern dialect of common may find the other difficult to understand but in all but the most extreme cases it can be done. The dwarves speak their own language and the elves maintain their ancestral tongue for ceremonial reasons. It is not know for sure how exactly the people of this land came to live here. The generally accepted theory was that the different races were in fact experiments of the Lichs who themselves came from the under-dark of Sarnath. However, the recent opening of Sarnath and Heliopolis to outside trade has proven that people do in fact live outside the mountains and that the people of Thanatops may have migrated there.