A Shadow over Akeroth
The Northern Dwarven Kingdom of Hildragr stands united as a single entity. The Dwarves who occupy the northern foothills that border the Hinterlands and the Near Wastes never succumbed to their own greed like their mountain Dwarf cousins in Olfgar. Because of their “purity” the Hildragr have maintained a good relationship with the Elves of Sylvania to the East.
Unlike the Olfgarin’s the Hildragr are not native to their hills, the common belief among them is that the Dwarves of Hildragr came from the Mountains of the Hinterlands or the Near Wastes, and may be from the same stock as the Andhils. Because of this belief the Bronze King’s of Hildragr have sent multiple expeditions into both the Near Wastes, the Hinterlands, and Andhilia looking for a link to their ancient past.
Hildragr stands as a mass of foothills stretching thousands of miles; while most cities are located under the hills there are several fairly large trade cities that exist on the surface to serve as rest stops between the rest of Akeroth and the Kingdoms of the Hinterlands. The Hildragr are also known for their agricultural prowess.
Hildragr is landlocked and stands as a crossroads for many people due to its position. Hildragr stands South of Urskan, the Hinterlands, and the Near Wastes, to the East of Hildragr stands Sylvania. South of Hildragr stands Tavarith, and the Dead Scar, while to the West stands Steppess and Andhilia.
The Hildragr like the rest of Dwarf-kind worship Moradin, the Crafter, however, the Hildragr do not ascribe to the caste-system the way that their Southern cousins the Olfgarins do, but more rigidly then the Liberal Urskan.
The Hildragrin Dwarves, speak Dwarven, Hildragr, and Urskan; they are also ethnically Hildrgr; however in the North mountains near the Hinterlands and Urskan the people are ethnically mixed between Hildragr and Urskan.