The land of Uwgraf
While not the land of eternal winter (that title belongs to the Top of the world, Stormgard sees long winters, stormy weather, and a harsh climate as its norm. What it does have in its vast mountain ranges is a wealth of mineral deposits. Since those same mountains are home to the Stormgard dwarves, this makes it also the land of expert work in stone and steel. One simply cannot do better than to gain a Stormgard blade for design, strength and keenness.
The truth is that, although Stormgard has a reputation for long winters, the real reason its weather is so poor is that its northern mountains catch large cloudbanks moving north, and so it is a place regularly deluged with rain, and in its winter snow. This snow then takes great lengths of time to melt in the spring, but summers can actually be rather pleasant there – apart from rain. The ground is rocky and coarse, full of remnants of the Hollow Tops last eruptions which sprayed rock and lava across the land. This means that it is difficult to grow large arable crops because of the rocky ground, but livestock, particularly goats, are farmed here in abundance. Although people can live a subsistence lifestyle here, the civilised areas, particularly larger cities and underground dwarven colonies, cannot easily survive without food imported from elsewhere.