Kraka Drak, the "Dragon Hold" was the former capital of the Norse Dwarfs and the last Great King Silverbeard. Kraka Drak was completely destroyed during the War in the Mountains (2302-2390) by the Chaos Hordes under Valmir Aesling.
Before its destruction Kraka Drak was the largest and wealthiest of the Norse Dwarfholds. Kraka Drak sat on the largest iron, silver, and sapphire deposits in Norsca. The nearby coast is also blessed with an abundance of amber. The small harbour at Sjoktraken on Draksfjord gave easy access to the Sea of Claws via Ungruvalk.
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Kraka Drak will start with the following treaties already in effect:
Kraka Drak is one of the most important Dwarf factions of Total war, because of its position. It is in Norsca, and close to the Chaos. Kraka Drak and Kislev can easily get some agreements and help each other. No Norscan tribes like Kraka Drak and Kraka Drak likes no Norscan tribes, but do most often not declare war against them.
Playing as a Norscan faction or as Warriors of Chaos, it can be rather tricky to conquer these Norse Dwarfs. Their two minor settlements fall relatively quickly but their last one, Kraka Drak itself, is a challenge to assault. Cromson and his army usually occupies the city, along with the staunch garrison, making it a tough nut to crack. It might require more than one attacking army to successfully capture it.
When playing Kraka Drak using a Faction Unlocker mod, be aware that unless the mod maker has provided any buffs to the faction or changes to AI decision-making, you will be struggling to expand against Clan Moulder, Winter Tooth, and World Walkers, as the personality algorithms for these factions consider Kraka Drak an easy target and a priority for early aggression. This is further compounded by the Norscan tribal confederation mechanic that guarantees either Throgg or Wulfrik will quickly own the Norscan peninsula.
- Interestingly, while the other Dwarfholds have "Karak" in their name, this faction has "Kraka" instead.