The Esper Saga
Mount Gulag is an enormous volcano, the center of the country of Gulag. It was once a powerful source of Magi, emanating energy of heat and fire throughout its surroundings – but in the first of the Magi Wars, it was manipulated by ambitious mortal sorcerers and became overloaded with fire Magi. The daughter of Shiva sacrificed her life to prevent a cataclysm, and the land around Mount Gulag was plunged into eternal winter. Only the mountain itself retains a warm climate, and is surrounded by tropical jungle, full of strange beasts and insects carrying deadly diseases.
A tribe of albino Wolf-Men live at the foot of the mountain, worshiping Ifrit and the moon, called Konsu in their language. They are led by a village elder called Gary.
Recently, the half-Esper Gehenna lifted the curse of eternal winter by imbuing The Lost Sanctum with his own powerful fire-Magi. Little by little, the lands around Mount Gulag are thawing. What impact this will have on the locals remains to be seen.