The City of the Eternal Siege
Most of Mardenhold’s dwarven population resides in the Dwarven District. Although they make up only 1 in 10 of the City’s inhabitants, dwarves hold an inordinate amount of power and influence.
Behind the walls, the only source of fresh iron are found in the dwarven owned mines. Specifically, the mines belong to a once struggling clan of dwarf nobles known as the Gemhammers. The unique position afford to them by the Siege has allowed them to regain
much of their lost prestige.
Likewise, many of the best smiths and armorers in the City are dwarves.