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.

Long known among the dwarves of Orrek, Haskanar was a fierce warrior and the leader of the Durthas Clan who had long given loyal service to King Relgathor Kronehelm. As a reward, the King chose him to lead a great expedition to the Frostcrown Mountains, which the dwarves call the "Salakrün."

Relgathor's mission for the Durthas Clan was daring—to conquer the mountains and establish a new dwarven colony there, and by doing so, fulfill the dreams of every northern dwarf since the tragic end of Khûrzhad.

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, who was determined to bring honor to himself and his clan. He soon organized his entire clan and undertook the great expedition. It took many months for the dwarves to march to the foothills of the Frostcrowns, and once there, their challenges mounted daily.

For twenty years, Haskanar and his fellow dwarves burrowed deep underneath the Salakrün, constantly battling orcs and goblins along the way is a series of bloody battles and skirmishes which cost many dwarven lives. Finally, Haskanar successfully completed the arduous task, by defeating the last of the orc and goblin tribes at the epic battle of Morovar.

With this great victory, Haskanar and his clan claimed the Salakrün for themselves and he named the new realm "Kronar." When news of the victory reached king Relgathor back in Crôm Feyr, he was so overjoyed he anointed Haskanar as the Colony's first king.

On his deathbed, King Haskanar predicted that Kronar would someday became much more than a colony of Orrek. His prediction would exceeded anyone's wildest dreams.