The areas in and around the Thunder Peaks are full of surprises, more times than not these are unpleasant surprises. Tribes of Orcs and Goblins bedevil the countryside and raid many travelers going into or near the mountain range. Individuals are warned to travel in large groups and are advised to be armed or with armed escorts. The armed escort service in Highmoon is a growing business however it seems that many are not as qualified as they have people to believe. Thus explaining the vast number of slain or missing caravans that have left the township.