Ways of the Seven
The Untuun mountains form the border between Valua and the lands to the west, which are unknown to the Empire. The mountains are inhabited by the Untuun dwarves, who are renowned for their steel and smithing ability. Weapons of “Untuun steel” are known in Valua as the strongest blades in the world.
The history books of the Untuun dwarves tell of a time just after the founding of the Valuan Empire when seven clans of humans, driven into the mountains by the advancing Valuan army, who made a pact with the Muzutana clan of dwarves and left the mountains to found an empire in the lands to the west. Modern Untuun dwarves view these departed dwarves as estranged relatives and do not like to speak of them; none know what has become of them in the centuries since that date.