"The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land..."
From Khazalid - the language of the Dwarfs - Karaz-a-Karak simply translates into Everpeak, although the name holds a much greater significance to their kind. This is the capital of the ancient Dwarf empire, the Pinnacle of Mountains, the Most Enduring. It is the first and largest of their holds containing within its halls the history of thier people carved in stone along with what is most likely the greatest concentration of wealth anywhere in the world.
Since the rise of Sigmars empire and the end of the goblin wars Karaz Karak has been the locus of the dwarves aim to restore their empire to its former glory. Trade among the dwarven holds have blossamed as the orcs were pushed out of their lairs and pits. The lands around the dwarven capitol are the safest in dwarf lands and have the greatest concentration of dwarves in the Worlds Edge mountains. Here They have forged their streangth anew and have pushed back their enemies the hardest. Here you can see the dwarves as they were before their world was shattered where dwarves of the more normal kind such as farmers, traders, cloths makers, and the like. They live out their lives without the constent threat of death in the shadow of their greatest and holiest city. Karaz Karak has the largest and most well armed and armoured dwarf army in the old world, which has defeated the greatest foes of the dwarfs. It is here that Thorgrim Grudgebearer is determined to build a mighty army to retake Karak Eight Peaks from the grobi and restore it to its former glory.
Karaz-a-Karak has suffered many attacks through the ages, but it has never fallen to an invader. It is the seat of the High Kings, the site of the grandest temples to the ancestor gods, and here are kept the Great Book of Grudges and the Book of Remembering, works of almost sacred significance. It is the mightiest and most populous of all the Dwarf holds, it's armies are the largest and strongest supported by the greatest runesmiths of Karaz Ankor, its deep rock-hewn vaults stretch for many leagues under the mountain, with the largest halls resembling colossal forests of carved pillars. Great mine works pierce down into the heart of world yielding riches of unparalleled value from their depths. Karaz-a-Karak has endured for ages past and will endure in ages future until the very end of times.
Locations of InterestEdit
- Metal District
- Guild Hall
- Brewmaster's Office
- Karaz-a-Karak Library
- Karaz-a-Karak Auction House
- Karaz-a-Karak Bank
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