Arctic Range is easily the coldest of all the regions, though surprisingly not the hardest to inhabit. Despite everything being frozen solid, its countless mountains are so high and vast they ensure the entire region is always buried in over a hundred feet of snow year-round, thereby making fresh water fairly easy to come by. There are also numerous salt water rivers hidden among the snow-covered mountains like slithering snakes in tall grass. So long as you know where to find them water plants, fish, and other wildlife are fairly easy to get.
Combined together, so long as you are willing to work and endure the extreme cold it is entirely inhabitable, and yet it has remained intentionally unoccupied. However, this was not always the case. About five-hundred thousand years ago Arctic Range was the most powerful and influential region on all of Sarvannia. Today it is nothing more than a frozen wasteland that has all but been forgotten. Even the reasoning for the sudden abandonment of this once beloved region has long since been forgotten.