Nereus - the Tale Begins
Halls of Stone
Under the Smoking Mountains is the Halls of Stone, inhabited by the dwarves.The entire country is actually under ground, with a few exceptions of ambassies and farms located "ontop" as the dwarves call it. The dwarf society is divided into clans, each clan consisting of hundreds, sometimes thousands of individuals. The clans are selfgoverning for most part, but each clan has representatives in the Senate, the group that decides on countrywide questions.
Pride and predjustice goes hand in hand, and nothing can be more true about the dwarven race as whole. The pride of them has aften led to conflicts, most noticably with the most recent nation of the tieflings. The two nations is at the moment in what is known as "the ten year old peace", the longest conflict free period between the two races.