Winter-Range is a high plateau surrounded by a vast mountain range. The soil is suitable for growing barley and raising goats. The summers are short, and the winters cold. Several clans of Dwarves lived in the range before Westin’s invasionn and the cataclysm.
The current devastation is not caused by Maukolum’s magic alone, which was merely the catalyst for a greater wrongness that has grown with time. Perhaps the land festers with necrosis, or the abyss has been made to overlap with our plane.