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Hammerfast is located in the rugged Dawnforge Mountains on the eastern edges of the Nentir Vale. It is the largest settlement in the vale, with approximately 1,200 living souls calling it home. That having been said “living” becomes a qualifier, as Hammerfast was built upon an old dwarven necropolis. Ghosts are known to walk the streets, some interact with the population, and even one is known to be involved in the governance of the town.
The dwarven hold is also unusual in that it holds an unusual and surprising peace between the dwarves of the town and orcs, said to have been brokered by Moradin and Gruumsh themselves. That being said, this peace is uneasy, and the tension in the town is clearly palpable.
Hammerfast is highly dependent on trade, particularly with Fallcrest as it gives them the best access to food and supplies in exchange for the quality manufactured goods that the dwarves produce. The town also trades with the closer Nenlast fishing village.