The Rang'Shada Mountains was a vast spine of rock that ran northeast across the "back" of the Midlands - from the northeast corner down the center of the Midlands, leveling off as it reached the Wilds in the south. The name was a conjunction of two words from the old tongue of Emperor Jagang's homeland, Altur'Rang. The word Rang translated loosely as "The Chosen" and Shada was the word for an armored war gauntlet with spikes. Rang'Shada translated roughly as "War Fist of the Chosen". Cradled within the mountains was the remote place known as Agaden Reach, home of the Witch woman, Shota.