The Mindspin Mountains are a range of mountains that begin on the Storval Plateau in eastern Varisia and stretch south for several hundred miles before petering out north of the Menador Mountains.
As a natural barrier they form the east/west border between several nations. Farther south, the mountains form the western border of Nirmathas and separate dark Nidal and Molthune.
The northern section of the Mindspin Mountains, particularly between Varisia and the Hold of Belkzen, are considered a deathtrap to all but the most experienced explorers. They are filled with giants (including fire giants), ogres, trolls, and all other manner of dangerous beasts. The abundance of such unpleasant life may be one of the reasons that the Mindspin Mountains form such an effective border between the two nations.
The mountains are also populated by dwarves – mostly trappers and miners – who have settlements in the area. They explore the mountains, eager to uncover evidence of their old ancestral homes. Troops from nearby Janderhoff also patrol the region in an effort to ensure the security of locations that interest them, such as Crystalrock.
The Broken Spine orc tribe occupy an abandoned keep in the eastern foothills of the Mindspin Mountains within the Hold of Belkzen.