The Findal Warrens
Starting location. This is a settlement of roughly 500 souls in a cave complex near a Volcanic Vent. The presence of hot magma drastically increases the temperature near the vent, and the warrens would otherwise be in The Ice Layer. Light from the magma streams is used as the basis for farming, and the heat melts ice in the surrounding caverns, providing plenty of water. The Warrens stretch for approximately a mile vertically, in a series of small caves that each support an extended family. Seven such families make up the bulk of the population, though there are twenty or so who live alone or in pairs in smaller caves on the outskirts of the warren.
Only one cave is large enough to hold the entire population, and that only with a certain amount of crowding. This cave belongs to the Drasil Family, who are the largest and most influential family in the Warrens.