This mountainous area gets its name from the effects of an ancient magical barrier that resides along its range [see: Barrier]
The Whispering Mountains separate Vallinde and the Laren Jungle, and are said to only have two passes through their steep, snowy cliffs, at Silver Pass and Lost Souls Pass, both of which are treacherous at the best of times. Dwarves live in mountainhomes at mid-level altitude. The peaks are largely devoid of life, as living things tend to avoid the barrier. Many caves among the mountains contain horrible corrupted monsters, including some dwarven mountainhomes.