Dwarves Of Daggerdale

The Dwarves of Daggerdale

Tasster and Teszter
Mithral Legion (1364DR) - Borlin Ironhorse

In Daggerdale, there are 1,400 dwarves that live in dwarven holds and communities together with humans and other races . Of the numerous clans that came to Tethyamar, only ten exits. The most renowned are the Iron House and the Brightblade Clan.

The Clanless Dwarves

In Daggerdale lives c 400 clanless dvarves. These dwarves are found in Dagger Falls and the villages, hamlets, and thorps of the Daggerdalesmen of the Dale.

The Dwarven Clans of Tethyamar

Of the numerous clans (c 20) from Oghrann that settled in Tethyamar remains only ten clans. Five clans stayed in the Dale and the other five moved on and settled in Cormyr, other parts of the Dalelands, the Moonsea, and other lands of the Inner Sea. The clans that remained in the Dale are the Brightblade, the Greatanvil, the Oreseeker, the Timekeeper, and the Vanguard. The clans that left the Dale are the Deepdigger, the Doubleaxe, the Iron House, the Steellink, and the Truehammer.

Most of the c 950 dwarves that have clan association and that lives in the Dale, live in small dwarven holds scattered all over the Dale. These clans are led by chieftans and elders and they all recognise the chieftan of the dwarven clan Iron House as their king.

The Brightblade Clan of Anathar's Dell of Tethyamar

My latest research make be believe that the Brightblade Clan is a very small clan, consisting of maybe five families. Thus, the figure below, 300, might get changed. Furthermore, now I am pretty sure that the Brightblade are a Tethyamar clan.

The Brightblade Clan of Anathar's Dell of Tethyamar have c 300 members. Their halls are located in the silver mines below the community of Anathar's Dell.

The Greatanvil Clan of Tethyamar

The Greatanvil Clan of Tethyamar has c 150 members. Their hold, Greatanvil Hall is located in northern Daggerdale. Around the dwarven hold has a community of farms grew up.

The head of the clan's ruling family, the Greatanvil House, is Belgin 'the Tall' Greatanvil (AL male shield dwarf Cla#), son of Faem, blood of Anthan, of Greatanvil Hall of Tethyamar. Belgins chief advisor is Phaeba 'the First' Greatanvil (AL female shield dwarf Cla#), daugther of Osk, blood of Anthan, also of Greatanvil Hall of Tethyamar. The captain of the guard is Valdyr 'the Dreaded' Greatanvil (AL female shield dwarf Cla#), son of Barr, blood of Durant, of Greatanvil Hall of Tethyamar, again.

The Oreseeker Clan of Tethyamar

The Oresseker Clan of Tethyamar has c 200 members and their hold, Oreseeker Hall is located in the Dagger Hills. About half of the members of the clan live in Oreseeker Hall. c 50 of its member lives in Oreforger Hold in the Dagger Hills and c 50 lives in the hold of Delgar House, also in the Dagger Hills.

The Timekeeper Clan of Tethyamar (Hidden)

The Timekeeper Clan of Tethyamar has c 250 members and their hold, Timekeeper Hall is located in the Desertmouth Mountains, halfway south from Dagger Falls.

The Vanguard Clan of Tethyamar (Främsta led, Hidden)

The Vanguard Clan of Tethyamar was already a small clan in the times of Tethyamar. Today, this clan of hidden counts only c 50 members. They live in a secret hold in the Desertsmount Mountains six miles north of the Dagger River. They trace their linneage to Vanguard Hall in Tethyamar.

The head of the clan's ruling family, the Vanguard House, is Nor 'the Gray' Vanguard (AL male shield dwarf Cla#, 1161 DR), son of Delgar, blood of Immar, of Vanguard Hall of Tethyamar. The captain of the guard of Vanguard Hall is Zarna 'the Grim' Vanguard (AL female shield dwarf Cla#), daughter of Bryth, blood of Haeil, of Vanguard Hall of Tethyamar. As captain of the guard for a dwarven clan of c 50 members, he spents part of his time at walking from outlook post to post, and checking that the sealed halls (there are so few Vanguard dwarves, that they have been forced to seal of many halls and mines) remaines so.

Other Clans

In the Dale lives dwarves who are member of other clans, for example, Hillsafar dwarves. These few dwarves live in the Dale, away from their clan's halls and count c 50.

References:
http://user.tninet.se/~bsu242v/realmslore/races/the_dwarves_of_daggerdale.htm - original data taken from
http://www.rpgarchive.com/index.php?page=adv1&advid=50 - adventure based on Tethyamar dwarves (not cannon but interesting)

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