The Dwarves were the hardest hit of all the races in the joining. The physical changes to the world shifted entire pockets of the underground realms of the dwarves, isolating some, entombing others. The result is a tale of sorrow. The once proud city of Ironhold, home of the Prime Order of Clan Avenigart, protectors of Rik Grun’Ron the Dwarven Forge of Power, have lost both their purpose and their freedom. For the location of the Forge is now lost to history, hidden during the kin-wars during the time of the Dark. And as fate would have it, the realm of the dwarves merged with the realm of the Giant Kings, resulting in the enslavement of the dwarven people. For 1,000 years the dwarves have served their evil overlords, mining and farming, furiously trying to hold onto their traditions. A proud race, the dwarves struggle endlessly to find a way to bring freedom to their people.
Toiling endlessly in fields and mines, whenever the dwarves break through walls and discover a lost portion of their homeland, they fake an accident and send in a team of explorers to seek out artifacts or historic items that might give them an edge. And so it was that Bryn and Vondal came to a long lost tomb, along with several other dwarven brethren, to explore a tomb that had been uncovered by mining. After having invoked a Augury to ensure the young dwarves would not suffer any overwhelming task, the door was unsealed and the explorers made their way inside.