In the far northern stretches of Kouchi, Mount Tenamon looms ominously, the peak snowcapped and rugged. The mountain was once the center point of an old civilization known simply as Tenamon, but in a fierce eruption centuries ago the city was destroyed nearly completely. The only thing that remained was the Mydaeni Tower, still standing firmly built into the mountain itself.
Many tunnels burrow deep into this mountain, and some say that if you go deep enough you can still find lava of the long extinct volcano, but these are only rumors. The great mountain was favored by the civilization around it for its seemingly infinite supplies of a mineral known as obsidian. Dark and shimmering, it was extremely difficult to mine, but the need for such a material was constant. It could be sharpened to be more deadly than steel, and it was hardened and nearly indestructible by the lava which once ran freely over it.
The mountain is slippery and frozen, being high enough north for it to remain cold nearly all the time, but snow only covers the surface of it in the darker months of the years. The mountain can be seen from hundreds of miles away, and avoided by all travelers. Fierce monsters inhabit the slopes and surrounding areas, and rumor has it that the tower is deeply cursed.