Don't worry this one isn't super long like my other ones! The Andes Mountains seem to be commonly around 6000 meters, 20,000 feet tall. Is this a good baseline for the Spine of Sotek mountains or should they be different? Since the Warhammer world is harsher than the real world, if the Spine of Sotek mountains are different from the Andes, they are probably taller and steeper. How tall should they be? How well would Lizardmen cope with the thinner air and cooler temperatures? Is it merely annoying to them or very dangerous? Presumably the lower slopes will still look like rain forests, how quickly will the mountains change their flora and fauna. What would the mountains plants and animals be like. I'm guessing Cold Ones would like the mountains because they are prone to sleeping in caves and they can clearly handle the chilly Naggoroth temperatures. What entirely new animals might dwell there? Would any Lizardmen in spawning pools in or near mountains develop unique traits at birth to make them better suited to mountainous terrain. What can the mountains provide to Lizardmen that the jungles cannot. Would the mountains be good for herding llamas. Still enough foilage to eat but fewer predators than the deep jungle or is that an impractical place to herd llamas. Are their mineral deposits that the Lizardmen can mine? Can they quarry useful stones here? What about salt mines? Given the whole cold blooded thing, snow and ice would be a pain, but assuming the Lizardmen have some way around this, they could harvest ice for either a water source, luxury, or refrigeration. Does the rain shadow effect of mountains impact the weather in Lustria? The placement of the few Lustrian deserts in the 8th edition book page 24 map places deserts in counter intuitive locations that would arguably get a lot of rain from sea water evaporation. Why? There aren't a whole lot of rivers with mountain sources, what's up with that? The 8th edition book covers Slann using elevation to focus their powers, generally the Slann who get the tallest temple perches are the highest status Slann. What about mountaintops, would Slann like to contemplate there? Could a Skink priest manipulate Heavens magic better at high altitude? How well would Lizardmen in general be at mountaineering. How easily could a floating palanquin or Terradon rider reach a mountain summit. Would wild Terradons and other flyers like the mountains or would they stick to lower elevations with greater access to prey. I will admit I'm asking this to develop my fluff city in general and write a story about them facing looters. My fluff city of Klodorex has been ret-conned to being at the base of a mountain with the Monument of Izzatal on top (which is gold plated and visible for miles causing warmbloods to assume the whole mountaintop is solid gold with predictable consequences). Since the mountain is nominally in the middle of the Spine of Sotek's only real mountain pass, it could be shorter than the average mountain in the Spine of Sotek range, but I need a baseline. it's important for me to figure out how long it would take to climb the mountain, via trails, via stairs, or via mountaineering. If the climb takes a day, it's going to a different type of struggle than say a mountain that requires a month to climb. What were the Spine of Sotek mountains called before Tehenhauin brought Sotek into the light? How long did it take for the new name to stick? Did any major event in the Clan Pestilens war take place in the mountains, the cities that were involved according to the 8th edition book seem to be easterly low lying areas mostly. Do any conservative Lizardmen insist on using the original name of the mountains? I welcome all opinions, but I'd especially love to plumb the opinions of people who know something about mountains or who have actually been to the Andes Mountains.