The Road to War
The Hammerfist Clan is the only clan in the Elsir Vale to reside outside of the city of Overlook. The reside at the base of the Wyvernwatch Mountains in several small towns known collectively as the Hammerfist Holds. The Holds are governed by a King, and the title is inherited by his oldest son, in the usual manor. Other than the king and his family there is no nobility among the Hammerfist dwarfs, but there do exist guilds that have some measure of power and influence the king.
Since the collapse of the Stonehome Mountains the Hammerfist Clan has provided an elite force of warriors who serve as guards at Moradin’s Watch, just outside the city of Overlook. The two watch commanders of Moradin’s Watch are also traditionally filled by the Hammerfist King’s sons or if sons are lacking, his appointed representative. The clans domination of Moradin’s Watch has generated much resentment among the dwarf clans of Overlook for centuries. Many of the other clans view them as heretics and often refer to them derogatorily as Erathisians.
The Hammerfist worships Erathis as it’s Matriarch, and consort of Moradin the clan Patriarch, as do most other dwarven clans. They differ from the other clans in that they believe that Erathis is Moradin’s equal (or better, among the female members of the clan). The mere notion that any being is Moradin’s equal, sends most other dwarves into fits of anger or laughter, as the idea is so contemptible.