Chronicles of Eastlund
Dwarven Citadel, ruling clan:Forgefire. Artifice Clan
Population, 10,000 dwarves, 1000 mixed. Troops, 8000
'Gateway to the Empire', or so it is called, The Iron Hold, technically Kaer Ku'vaald, is home to a dozen dozen or more dwarven clans, as well as the Gnomish house of Positrac. It is a quintessential place of movement, as good flow in and out of the Empire through Iar. Hot and cold running water, indoor plumbing, as standard in any dwarf hold, but instead of the usual gas lighting, illumination is supplied either by luminous glow-globes, or less mystically by sodium arc-lamps, courtesy of House Positrac. A great number of Guilds and trade consortiums hold offices here, and access to the hold is less strenuous than one might expect, though the penalties for transgressions draconian, to say the least. The finest iron, and steel, is available here, as are commissioned items of Artifice, both Dwarven and Gnomish.