The goats who dominate the north-eastern mountains are known as the Chevernaise, though not all of them claim lineage from that dynasty. They are mostly composed of small clans which vary in their organization and religion from valley to valley and mountain to mountain. The richest of these clans inhabit the length of the Chevernaise pass and charge a heavy toll for use of the only safe way to Epinian and back. The Chevernaise refuse to acknowledge the authority of any of the Great Houses. They often ambush caravans that move through their pass to the northeastern port.