Ways of the Seven
Karkorred is the southernmost of the three dwarven city-kingdoms of the Tannis Mountains. While it lies within the conventionally accepted borders of the Valuan Empire (near the borders of Graymont and Tennuvia), no emperor has ever claimed sovereignty over Karkorred or demanded the fealty of its king. The only approach to the city is a steeply-walled, fortified pass in the southern face of the Tannis Mountains known as the Gates of Haast. This cleft opens onto the Gloamingvale, or æfenglómungpæ∂ in Dwarven.