The Crystal Mountains
This is the southeasternmost giant crystal formation in Vare Orod and home of the first line of defence, the outer perimeter facing the Barana Swamp – if Vare was ever to be attacked, it would be from here. Caradonto is supported by two watchtowers, Fortira and Hartira, artificial structures that had crystals brought out to them in the thought that they would keep them safe. It has the name “Red Stone” for several reasons – anyone trying to invade must enter the valleys through Caradonto, all invading armies thus far have failed and had their red blood spilled on that ground. Secondly, when religious fanatics honorably sacrifice themselves in their believed effort to revitalize a crystal, they most often do it at Caradonto, the first line of defence. So, the crystal itself is covered in the dried blood of those who battered themselves upon it, on non-lethally bled themselves onto it.