Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #50
Feb 19th 2023
Name: Clan Ironback
Location: Ulu Maug mountains south of Blackstone Fortress (#15) in Taodeas
Population (approx.): 5,400
Brief: Dwarven Clan Ironback has claimed the northern half of the Ulu Maug range since the dawn of time. Their historians claim a traceable linear to the earliest Dwarven communities on Aenwyld as the Kin developed and spread. Dwarves have watched the rise and fall of many nations including the Ta’arnan Empire, carefully establishing usually lucrative trading relationships with the surface world. Those funds are being used to delve into the depths further expanding the Clan’s holdings. Currently the Clan maintains a business office in Blackstone Fortress, being members in good standing of the Miners, Gemcrafters and other related Guilds. Clan Ironback is very secretive about their business as legend suggests the Dwarves also deal with darker underground entities who the surface world would fear.
Geography: The main underground settlement of the Clan is a citadel about 25 miles south of Blackstone Fortress. Tunnels and chambers radiate outward from the citadel throughout the mountains, connecting mines, natural sites, surface settlements like the capital and natural features like the underground source of the Danthas River. An underground avenue leads to the capital but it is rumored the Dwarves created other tunnels into Blackstone unknown to the Tribes of Taodeas.