Southern Grey Mountains
Southern Grey Mountains is one of the provinces in the world of Warhammer.
The Old World
|Settlement||Type||Port||Starting faction||Resources||Special buildings|
|Karak Norn||Province capital||Karak Norn||Furs|
|Karak Azgaraz||Minor||Crooked Moon||Dwarf Beer|
|Settlement||Type||Port||Climate||Starting faction||Resources||Special buildings|
|Karak Norn||Province capital||Mountains||Karak Norn||Furs|
|Fester Spike||Minor||Clan Spittel|
|Karak Azgaraz||Minor||Crooked Moon|
There are many Dwarf strongholds scattered throughout the Grey Mountains, though none are as wealthy or as magnificent as the surviving karaks of the Worlds Edge Mountains far to the east. The Dwarfs of this region are called Grey Dwarfs by their eastern kin, which is a reference not only to their location, but also to their dour outlook and the relative austerity of their holds.
Karak Azgaraz is one such Grey Dwarf stronghold, nestled among the flinty peaks southeast of Übersreik. It has stood here since long before the Empire was founded. Until a few centuries ago, it enjoyed rich resources of gold and silver, but now these veins are largely mined out, forcing the hold to rely on trade with the Empire to make ends meet. Its treasure stores are modest in the eyes of Dwarfs, but to men the wealth of Karak Azgaraz is legendary, and attracts Human merchants willing to brave the highlands.
Karak Azgaraz's new king, Thuringar Orc-hewer, realises that fresh seams of gold and silver must be found if the hold is to survive economically. However, the lands around the karak have long been at the mercy of hostile Greenskin tribes, who quickly burn down any settlements and mining works constructed beyond the hold’s walls. Meanwhile, Ratmen and Night Goblins scurry in the labyrinths beneath Karak Azgaraz, threatening destruction from below. Thuringar has taken the battle to these foes, both to avenge past grudges and to pacify the region.
The king’s daring counter-attacks against his enemies have given Karak Azgaraz a reputation for boldness, much to the chagrin of many Longbeards who dislike ‘rashness’ of deed and thought. However, despite the muttered disapproval of the elders, the new king is keen for the karak to live up to its name as the "Hold of the Fearless Axes".
- Mountains, Wastelands, Badlands