Little is known about the Ice Giant Jarldom of Ornskoldvik. Luckily they are far from Dunland. Very occasionally giants descend through the passes of the Nordryggen, seeking to trade with the Dunlanders, usually they find a friendlier welcome in Hendrica.

The tallest mountain peak in the Nordryggen, is home to the Ice Giant wizard known as "Yanith the Cold". His castle atop the peak is supposed to contain riches and marvels from the earlier ages that have been collected over the centuries of his life. He is odd for an ice giant, who are known to value strength above all, but even members of his own race respect him and seek his council.