The Northwest Shores consist of dense forests and a steep cliff to the sea. The blue obelisk is located on the nearest mountain. It is excessively dangerous due to the intense cold temperature so fur armor is recommend.
This is the only region where Oil can be found on land. Also Silica Pearls are right under the surface of the sea. The extreme cold makes it dangerous to collect them though.
Since the release of the snow-biome, the Northwest Shores are no longer an own region but part of the Whitesky Peak.