The Stirrings of War
Hammerfast is the last true free Dwarven city. After the Red Horde conquered the Dwarven Kingdom in a move that shocked the balance of power in the region, refugees that were able to escape enslavement and subsequent forced labor at the hands of the hill giants, ogres, and orcs that make up the Red Horde fled to the human regions of Brindol and Falcrest. Seeking a place of their own, these refugees settled in what once served as a mausoleum for Dwarves of great import: Hammerfast.
Hammerfast is unique not only because it is the final holdout of the dwarves but because they had to make arrangements to share the space with its previous occupants: the dead. Hammerfast is filled not only with dwarves but with the spirits of the dead, many of whom still walk the earth because they left something unfinished.