The Land of the Lake
The fortress of dwarves. While there is some small amount of trade that goes on here, the dwarves mostly stay out of the other races’ business, preferring to stay in their fortress. Those who do trade with the dwarves here have long noticed the large number of guards in the main keep that seem constantly ready for battle, as if the dwarves expect to go to war at a moment’s notice. Non-dwarves are not allowed into the tunnel systems extending from the main keep, but it is clear that these tunnels extend very deep indeed into the mountain.
One of the few places the tunnels do go for certain is to the Port of Stone at the base of the mountains, where the dwarves conduct trade over the water.