Talanor, the Bright Tower
Realms- Under Realms
The Under Realms consist of various self-governed settlements in the Shadow Mountains and the Iron Mountains. The Realms of the Shadow Mountains were once connected by a vast underground highway that span several thousand leagues. These passages were invaded by creatures from the depths of the world and have now been shut off from the still functioning realms within the Shadow Mountains. The Iron Mountains are filled with a network of caves and fissures that were built by the Mithril Fathers before the Godling Wars. Only a single realm still remains inhabited by the dwarves.
Known to the dwarves as Bak’nikaer Edhekal, this complex of winding tunnels and towers is ruled by the Archon of Thaedymar. It is the southern entrance into the Vale of Talanor and also the most northern entrance of the Dwarven Highway.
Ballyndôm, the dwarven home built high in the Iron Mountains, is ruled by Dungrim Thunderhammer.
The eastern entrance into the Vale of Talanor, Eastgate is a ruled by a council of noble families and supported by a massive standing militia along with the clerics of Mylesar. Deep beneath Eastgate lies the abandoned lower city overrun by fire goblins and flame drakes.
Ruled by Bulgâr Ogrebane, the Dwarven Kingdom makes the finest armor in all the Known World.
Khondrym was once the capital city of the dwarven kingdom. It was destroyed in a massive war against the Duergar in 4,012 EC during the Reign of Tranquility. Eärhe, the Hazard cast down the mountain top upon Khondrym burying the city and the Duergar. Its location is unknown at this time. The Duergar had awaken some vile creatures deep within the mountains and the dwarves have yet to move back into the Forge. As Mithril veins have gone dry, there has yet to be a major need to re-establish the Forge.
Built by the dwarves during the Reign of Tranquility, this was the original entrance into the Vale of Talanor. It was built for a noble family of Esteparon who’s line died off. It is now managed by a colony of gnomes beholden to the Hazard.