Briggs is the infamous mountain range located at the northernmost point of Amestris' northern region. Due to its immense height and breadth, the mountains of Briggs serve as a natural barrier along the border between Amestris and its neighboring country, Drachma. This merciless chain of peaks is also home to and namesake of one of the Amestrian State Military's most distinguished garrisons, "Fort Briggs".
Due to its northern climate and mountain altitude, the Briggs mountains in the northern region are snowy year-round, creating a landscape that is described by some as consisting entirely of black and white, but in the winter especially, the already fickle temperatures fall well below zero into frostbite-inducing or hypothermic territory and terrible blizzards roll in frequently without warning. With conditions like these, human habitation is clearly impossible - at least in normal or extended terms - but the frigid sierra is not entirely devoid of life. While flora appears sparse, some species of coniferous evergreens thrive in abundance in the low-to-mid altitudes and the Briggs ecosystem is home to several animal species as well - including eagles, small rabbits, mountain deer, wolves and Briggs Mountain grizzly bears, which are nationally infamous for standing roughly three meters tall on their hind legs.