“Oh lost Ithyaspar, what secrets do you hold?
We shall never know, the sages say;
For we could find out but only one way:
And nobody is so foolish or so bold.”
-Rand Anyan, A512-A560 “The Old Places”
Ithyaspar is a secluded region lying deep within the Mistpeak mountains. Legend speak of a time when Ithyaspar produced the deadliest warriors of any land known. It was said that even at birth, babies were taken from their mothers and thrown into a pool of water. Only those who survived this ordeal would be allowed to live, and the brutal regimen of training only became more harsh from there. The end result is hard to argue with though, according to legend one thousand warriors of Ithyaspar held off an army of fifty thousand who were crossing the mountains, forcing the unknown army to scatter. Little remains these days of Ithyaspar save a lone hilltop village situated deep in the Mistpeak Mountains. In all the time the village has been known about, it is said nobody has ever returned who ventured too close.