The Stockwood Scrolls
Spine of the World
The Spine of the World is a mountain range stretching from the westernmost part of Faerûn south of Icewind Dale to the eastern edge of the Glimmerwood where it joins up with the Ice Mountains, which stretch all the way to the Anauroch.
Folks all across the lands of the Savage Frontier and the Silver Marches, but especially those in Scornubel refer to the Spine as ‘the Wall’, typically because it is simply an endless, nearly impassable range of high, jagged, perpetually ice-covered mountains, but also because on the winter days when the white snow covered faces of the peaks meet the iron-grey of the sunless winter sky, it appears as though it is holding up the sky.
While the western-most edge of the Spine is penetrated by a circuitous, always dangerous trade route to the Icewind Dale, the rest of the range is not even approached by those without a stout heart.