Midnight at the Oasis
The Ringing Mountains are a towering mountain range on the western edge of Athas that separates the Forest Ridge from the rest of the world. They are a formidable barrier, measuring 13,000 feet (about the height of the Andes) at its lowest passes and up to 25,000 feet (about the height of the Himalayas) at its tallest heights. Despite the intense heat of Athas, there is snow and ice visible on the tops of its peaks. The Ringing Mountains are so named because of their height, which causes ringing in the ears.
Few people live there, although some isolated monasteries can be found, and some nomadic groups call the Ringing Mountains their home. Many untouched ruins and forgotten mines dot the mountains as well.