Dwarf-Realm of Urkhar

Ancient dwarvish civilization founded in 672/2 by Dwarf-King Kyros the Proud after he conquered and eradicated the orc and goblin tribes dwelling in the Swordpoint Mountains. Urkhar was the second united dwarf-realm to be founded in the north, and was located the furthest west on Corwyn. Urkhar was essentially a city-state of the large dwarvish city of Thürgen Feyr. The northern dwarf-realm of Urkhar lasted for 1,467 years and twelve Dwarf-Kings of the Krandåhk Clan ruled from the Firestone Chair. The end for this Dwarf-realm came during the War of Sorrows. When the goblins invaded the north in 409/3, the dwarves of Urkhar soon banded together with both of the other northern Dwarf-realms to defeat them. In 575/3, a large Goblin army led by Grumak the Skullcrusher besieged Thürgen Feyr, the capitol of Urkhar. The siege lasted seventeen bloody years, and eventually the dwarves of Urkhar were beaten down and their city conquered. In 592/3, the last king of Urkhar; Khargan the Luckless, was slain during the fall of Thürgen Feyr and his Elatir captured by the goblins. Eventually, the Elatir of Urkhar was recovered by Celathor Kronehelm, but the Dwarf-realm never recovered. In 660/3, the severely weakened Dwarf-realm of Urkhar merged with Chokar and Azkar to become the mighty Dwarf-realm of Orrek. The ancient Dwarf-realm of Urkhar encompassed the entire Swordpoint Mountains. Its emblem was an anvil and two crossed lightning bolts in silver on a black field.