An Empire Forgotten
Hammerfast is a dwarven hold that’s been cut from the rock of a deep vale in the Dawnforge Mountains. It has been around for hundreds of years, dating back to when the elven city of Fayrwin was also being established. The relationship between the elves of Fayrwin and the dwarves of Hammerfast is an interesting one indeed. While they aren’t necessarily fond of one another, they don’t openly disrespect each other, and are both a part of the Dawnforge Alliance. That’s not to say that dwarves and elves can’t be friends with one another, they just have different ideologies and principles.
Those who are not of dwarven descent don’t know a great deal about its history or how it’s run. It is common knowledge that Hammerfast is the leader in the trade business throughout the Nentir Vale. Dwarven made items are sought after by many, for their wares are very skillfully crafted and only distributed to those with enough coin. The bulk of their trading is with Fallcrest, though Nenlast and Harkenwold also do business with them from time to time. The elves of Fayrwin have only very recently shown an interest in dwarven items, and began trading with them in recent years.