The White Mountains is the name of the mountain range that splits the Western Continent East to West. To the west is the Silver Hand Protectorate and east is the Borderlands. These mountains house most of the more primitive mountain dwellers, particularly giants. According to legend, after the ancient war between the dwarves and giants, dwarven kind was given the lower mountain range of Steinreich and the giants received the noerthern range, then called Wildmont. This seems to be why the dwarves have left them largely unpopulated, with the exception of Ironside, for most of history. Ironside itself is also a more recent city by dwarven standards And thus may have been built after the terms of this deal were lost to history. After the establishment of the Protectorate and the Southern Realm, the mountains were renamed the White Mountains for the cleansing of the evil from the land that surrounded them.