Malanthal houses the Wisedr Mountains, the only mountain range on Aristhachus. The dwarves have ruled over Malanthal from the capitol city of Nuuk for more than an age. Outposts of dwarven defenders spot the mountains, looking for any signs of danger. Recently, orc settlements have started to spring up in the area, making the dwarves quite uneasy. This makes one of two areas where orcs have decided to settle.
At the beginning of the Second Dracolich War, King Ragar started to become slightly paranoid and withdrawn. This led to a stagnation of the dwarven kingdom and further increased the resentment of the outside world by the dwarves.
The outskirts of Malanthal is also home to The Fortress of Valor, the main stronghold of the believers of Heironeous.