The Swordrise Mountains were separated from the Glittering Spires by a narrow pass through which the Golden Way passed. The mountain range extended southeast from the Glittering Spires into the Quoya Desert, effectively separating the Plain of Horses from the empire of Yaimunnahar and the plains of the vast majority of the Hordelands. The mountains themsleves were narrow compared to some of the larger mountain ranges found throughout the Hordelands.
The mountains featured greatly in the history and legends of the nomadic tribes of the steppe, as they divided the tribes as they did the lands.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 David Cook (1990). The Horde (Volume II). (TSR, Inc), p. 70. ISBN 978-0880388689.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Karen Wynn Fonstad (August 1990). The Forgotten Realms Atlas. (TSR, Inc), p. 12. ISBN 978-0880388573.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Edward Bonny, Brian Cortijo, Laszlo Koller (November 2006). “The Horde: Barbarians of the Endless Waste”. In Erik Mona ed. Dragon #349 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), pp. 46–64.
- ↑ Karen Wynn Fonstad (August 1990). The Forgotten Realms Atlas. (TSR, Inc), p. 12. ISBN 978-0880388573.