King Haskanar Durthas "The Bold"

(795-1103/3) Haskanar Durthas; known as "Haskanar the Bold," was a famous dwarven hero who, in the year 987/3, founded the nation of Kronar in the Frostcrown Mountains.

Haskanar had long been known among the dwarves of Orrek as a fierce warrior and the respected leader of the Durthas Clan. As a reward for his bravery and loyal service, King Relgathor Kronehelm chose him to lead a great expedition to the Salakrün Mountains, a massive range men call the the "Frostcrowns". Relgathor strongly desired to fulfill the dreams of every northern dwarf since the tragic end of Khûrzhad, to conquer those mountains and establish a new dwarven colony there.

None of the dwarves believed for a minute that the mission would be easy, as dwarven scouts had already reported back that the Frostcrowns were literally infested with orcs and goblins. But that didn't stop Haskanar. He was determined to bring honor to himself and his clan. He soon organized the entire Durthas Clan to undertake the great expedition. It took many months for the dwarves to march to the foothills of the Frostcrowns, and once there, their challenges only grew.

For twenty years, Haskanar and his fellow dwarves burrowed deep into the Salakrün Mountains, constantly battling orcs and goblins along the way. The campaign to conquer the mountains and drive out their enemies cost many dwarven lives. Finally, Haskanar and his followers successfully completed their arduous campaign, defeating the last of the orcs and goblins tribes at the epic battle of Morovar.

With this great victory, Haskanar and his clan claimed the Frostcrowns for themselves. The dwarves called their new realm "Kronar." When news of the victory reached king Relgathor back in Crôm Feyr, he was so overjoyed he immediately anointed Haskanar as the first Dwarf-King of Kronar, and decreed Kronar a royal colony of Orrek.

King Haskanar predicted that Kronar would someday became much more than a colony of Orrek. His prediction came true and exceeded his wildest dreams.