The Dode Mountains are rocky and warm. Many helpful caves weave through the dangerous cliffs creating a variety of natural paths over, through, and across the range. The mountains are also the origin of the Gell River and hold the official thrones of Lein and Harn.
The mountains have a famous trait where most creatures living on it develop a carapace of brown rock. This can be dangerous as predatory creatures benefit from the added armor, giving untold trouble to those who cross their path. Even more docile creatures such as mountain hare have startled wary travelers with sudden movement and their stony camouflage.