Karaz-a-Karak, the ancient capital of what was once the Dwarf empire, is the cultural capital of the Dwarfs. It has endured through the ages, and its name translates in the human tongue as 'pinnacle of mountains', although as the alternative translation of the Dwarf for 'mountain' is 'thing which endures', it is often called 'The Most Enduring' or simply Everpeak. Karaz-a-Karak is the oldest, largest, and most heavily fortified of all the remaining Dwarf Holds, and it has never once fallen to an enemy invader.
Although it has lost much of its former glory, as has the entire Dwarf culture, Karaz-a-Karak remains the seat of the High King of the Dwarfs, and the noble clans of the city can trace their lineage back to the Ancestor Gods themselves. In Karaz-a-Karak, the ancient traditions of the Dwarf people endure against the tides of time, solid as the rock from which the great structures of the city are hewn. The city is one of ritual, temples and statues. Honour is given to the great Dwarf ancestor gods of Grungni, Grimnir and Valaya, with their great temples. Also kept in Karaz-a-Karak are the Great Book of Grudges and The Book of Remembering, Great artefacts of the Dwarf people.
The Throng of Karaz-a-Karak is a truly mighty force, and the pride of the Dwarf people serves as a motivation, ensuring that no matter the enemy, no matter the odds, Karaz-a-Karak has endured and will endure forever.
|The Dwarf realms|
|Karaz-a-Karak - Karak Kadrin - Zhufbar - Karak Azgal - Karak Azul- Karak Hirn - Karak Izor - Karak Norn - Karak Eight Peaks - Barak Varr - Kraka Drak - Karak Zorn|
|lost holds||Karak Dum - Karak Vlag - Karak Varn - Karak Ungor - Karak Drazh - Ekrund - Mount Silverspear|
- White Dwarf 152, The Dwarf Realms, p. 56