The First World
Long ago, the land the kingdom now claims was controlled by a great wyrm whose lair resided in the mountains far on the horizon. The point where the city stands was considered the farthest reach the dragon held; this it was named Dragons Reach; beyond this point the waters and lands were claimed by others.
No one knows the fate of the dragon; some claim he faded away of age, becoming one with the magic of the world; some claims he still slumbers beneath the mountain, waiting to wake and claim his land once again; tales abound of heroes who slew him and claimed his hoard for their own; and some claim he stills walks the land, but in human form; watching the people who have dared to claim his land.
Many an adventurer has entered the caves under the mountain in search of his treasure; never to return.