The Schodni Mountains form the central part of Atelon's . The lie to the south and east of the Schodnis and the lie to the north.
The Schodnis are 1200 km inland and run northerly for 2800 km between theto the east and the to the west. The Guer River valley separates the Darjevka Mountains from the Schodnis. The is a wide lowland opening in the Eastern Range carved by the . It divides the Schodnis from the Polonoc Mountains .
Theconsists primarily of alpine meadows and forests. The southern portions of the Schodni Mountains are penetrated by the lowland river valley of the and is a mixture of small cultivated farm holdings and deciduous hardwood forests.
The Northern Area
Jerhez is the northernmost of the workings and occupies a wide upland plateau cut by the . It is the point of departure for travelers to and the .
Jerhez is located along the eastern arm of the Schodni Uplands known as the . The uplands here are gentle hill country, descending gradually to lower elevations on the east and more dramatically on the west. , with an elevation of 842 m., dominates the northern point of the Morsk and affords a view of the and the . The Banakur Forest reaches to the eastern fringe of Jerhez but thins quickly into isolated stands and woodlots. , with an elevation of 1073 m., marks the southern boundary of Jerhez. Mt. Limat is the northernmost extension of the , a steep ridgeline that continues south along the eastern front of the Schodnis to the headwaters of the . The western boundary of Jerhez extends across the upper valley to the base of , elevation 1273 m.
Cerek is on the western face of the Schodnis, in a compact area cut from the mountains by the . It is one of the most isolated of the workings, with poor connections to its neighbors and to the Gornarod Track.
Cerek is nestled into a small pocket of open rolling land, shaped by the . To the north and east is and the ridge that forms its shoulders. To the south is , elevation 1538 m., and the highest point in the northern . Cekek is open to the west, where the descends gradually to the broad lowland plains of .
North of Cerek. It is very hilly, dropping steeply to the plains on the west and to the valley of the on the east. , elevation 768 m., rises up near the northern tip of Balinor and overlooks the western mouth of the .is the western arm of the Schodni upland, named the . This area is sparsely settled and has limited ties to
Gradec is also off the main road, in a long narrow area formed by the Dunsta River on the eastern face of the mountains. Unlike Cerek, it has connections to Jerhez along the valley; and to by a narrow but easy pass. In recent times, Gradec’s merchants have maintained a limited but profitable trade with Gens Tamroti of the Banakur Forest, using the Dunsta River as a trade route.
Gradec occupies a long narrow space on the eastern side of the . Four peaks mark the line of the Ridge. The most northern is . Next are the twin mountains of , elevation 1128 m., and , elevation 1195 m. Farthest to the south is , elevation 1208 m. In the north, the country is rolling and descends gradually into the heart of the Banakur Forest. The upper reaches of the Dunsta River and its broad valley dominate the center. The south is more rugged, as the ridgeline fall off steeply to the valley of the upper . The south is heavily forested by the Banakur, which climbs high up the hillsides.
Three important rivers flow out of the Dunsta are part of the system and flow easterly. The flows to the west till it joins the system, in the .. Two, the and the
Another small river, the, begins on and flows east to the .
Finally, theflows from , down the east side of the , carving a steep valley until it turns west into the open country of the western . Just beyond the Gap, it joins with the .
The Gornarod Track follows the central plateau of the Schodnis from the Working of to the Working of Jerhez, a distance of 600 km. From Jerhez, the road follows the western side of the to the base of , a distance of 472 km. At Mt. Zatow, the road turns west and descends into the and on to . It is roughly 120 km. across the open lowlands from Mt. Zatow to Korslik.
Cerek and Gradec are well off the main road. It is 136 km from the Track to Cerek and 402 km. to Gradec. Gradec also has a direct road to , through a narrow pass in the . This road is almost 250 km in length.