Friday, March 13, 2020

Dwarven Greathalls

I found a small stack of index cards recently detailing the various dwarven greathalls. I think they're circa 1990-1992, but could be a little earlier or later. I'll fully transcribe them later, but here's a fast rundown. This is straight off the cards; I'm going to move some around eventually, and smooth out the names. The full shadowend map has two great mountain ranges, the Kamuerhorns and the Southern Peaks, and dwarves were slowly driven north by dragons. Ariendrellur was the cradle-hall of the dwarves; Dolnare, Fadreisil, and Nobrildain its successors.

Edit: Ah, I'll bet this is circa the release of the Dwarves Handbook for 2e from TSR. I think there was a dwarven settlement generator in there that I used to flesh out entries.

Ariendrellur (Hearthhome) - Southern Peaks - Dragon-held
Arthringlaur (Diamondsdelve) - Kameurhorn Peaks - Mountain dwarves
Baidruck (Dragonsden) - Kameurhorn Peaks - Hill dwarves
Bersinagul (Silverdeep) - Shadow Peaks - Dragon-held
Dolnare (no translation) - Dolnare - Hill dwarf nation.
Breodoghin (Starsdeep) - Enchanted Hills - Originally mountain dwarves, now a gnomehold.
Dansreldane (Goldendelve) - Southern Peaks - Originally hill dwarves, now mind flayers.
Fadreisil (Sorrowshome) - Southern Peaks - Dragon-held
Kadrinamur (Dimmersdelve )- Southern Range - Destroyed by dragons.
Nobrildain (Hall of the King) - Shadow Peaks - Mountain dwarves
Rogunsur (Gemsdeep) - Seer Mtns - Dragon-held
Sammisthur (Ironsheart) - Banrigh Mtns - Originally mountain dwarves, now duergar.
Shordrugin (Summersfall) - Shadow Peaks - Moulder dwarves
Taeghamor (Hammersfell) - Tyger Peaks - Hill dwarves
Tarandrellur (Hollowhome) - Grey Peaks - Mountain dwarves.
Tamathedra (Darkinghalls) - Kameurhorn Peaks - Originally mountain dwarves, now duergar.
Tundacendran (Fallenstar) - Southern Peaks - Mountain dwarves

Other Halls/Later creations/Alternate names
Mathedrellur
Rimenghur (Gemsdeep?)
Svorndriel (Whitemine) - Smallhall of Arthringlaur
Tamathdrellur (Darkhome) (initially/originally Tamathedra)
Ordinglaur (Trollsdelve) - Smallhall of Arthringlaur
Zelazghur (Silverdeep?)

Dolnnaur
 - Den Aejarndril (Citadel of Broken Swords)
 - Den Nedandjor (Citadel of Cloven Shields)
 - Den Tiadis (Citadel of Sundered Axes)

Dragons

Dranakedbenur the Wyrm
Kadrisbenur
Velgrenidbenur

Yegsoderim (deceased)

Mawligraxbenur (Black dragon in the Shadowend; see Shadowend Folio)

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