Mines of Karak Lode

The mines of Karak Lode were part of an ancient Dwarf Kingdom that once dominated the Elsir Vale but has since faded into obscurity. It was during the reign of this Dwarf kingdom that Clan Ironfell made forays into the deserts beyond the thorn waste in search of mineral wealth beyond the Elsir Vale. It was in this desert that the mine called Karak Lode was established. The mine was carved out of the volcanic rock (basalt) the could be found throughout the desert and was named after the first dwarf to fall in it’s defense. Over the years, Karak became a legendary source of wealth as the Ironfells pulled rich deposits of gold, silver, and other precious metals from beneath the desert sand. Supply depots were established at the deserts edge to service the caravans traveling between the mine and the Elsir Vale, but the location of Karak Lode was a closely guarded secret. Only oath sworn members of Clan Ironfell ever made the final journey across the sands.
Dwarves hold their secrets close, and their grip is doubly tight where wealth is concerned. So it was the

Mines of Karak Lode

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