The people who inhabit this inhospitable, frozen northern realm are often referred to as 'a breed apart' – life is harsh and unforgiving in Sturmland. Although the mountains, known as the Whitepeaks, have their own deposits of precious gems, minerals and metals, there is little else that might lead anyone here. Traditionally the King of Westland has kept a strong allegiance to the Lord of Icegarden, since the diamonds and jewels that are pulled from the Whitepeaks can replenish any war chest. The current ruler of the realm is Duke Henrik, the White Bear.