The Synoran Mountains
Owned exclusively by Asteria's government and comprising the border with Resmir, the Synoran Mountains are less extreme than the Veroia Mountains to the north. It's not as cold, but don't let that misguide you. The temperatures might be more forgiving in this mountain range, but the terrain makes up for it. The mountain slopes are for the most part incredibly steep, and if that doesn't make climbing difficult enough, they're loose and rocky. For this quality of near impassability, the town of Vathia is situated within these mountains.