Kraka Drak

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Kraka Drak, the Dragon Hold, is the wealthiest and largest of the Norse Dwarf holds [1]

One of the four great holds of the Norse Dwarves, the others being: Kraka Dorden, Kraka Ornsmotek and Kraka Ravnsvake. [1a]

Located near the coast, the hold, like the others of the Norse Dwarves has a Great Hall above the ground which is used for feasting and in better times for audiences with the local humans. It has its own harbour at Sjoktraken on the Drakesfjord and via the Ungruvalk, the underground link to the River Dypvann, can move its longships to the Sea of Claws. [1a]

In IC 2510 IC, it had a population of approximately 15,000 adult dwarves whilst there are about 950 at Sjoktraken, the sea port and the two subsidary settlements of Khazid Ravik and Grung Kuldungor have 84 and 47 respectively. [1b]

It is here that the annual Althing of the Ancestors (Throngim Gromthi) is held, along with the Feast of Grungni (Guzulmor Grungni} and dwarves from across Norsca come to discuss both important matters and any disputes or threats. [1a]

History

A 1000 year project to forge Master Runes to Expel Chaos on megaliths around the Norse Dwarf holds begins around -4000 IC. [5a]

Around -1000 IC, the Norse Dwarfs trade with less violent Norse tribes but also begin a war with Hell Pit. [5a]

It was raided by Ikit Claw who sought engineers to enslave. [2a]

Valmir Aesling begins the War in the Mountains in 2302 IC, under siege, King Silverbeard orders that the mountain be collapsed on the invaders and many Dwarf refugees begin to arrive in the other Krakas. [5a]

In 2390 IC, the hold falls to the Aeslings concluding the War in the Mountains. [5a]

Refugees who had retreated to Kraka Ravnsvake began to return to the hold to clear the halls. [5b]

Thorgrim Grudgebearer made alliances with the Norse Dwarfs to fight common foes and exchanged rings of kinship with their kings including Thorgard. [3a]

Notable

The Dwarf realms
Karaz-a-Karak - Karak Kadrin - Zhufbar - Karak Azgal - Karak Azul- Karak Hirn - Karak Angazbar - Karak Gantuk - Karak Izor - Karak Norn - Karak Ziflin - Karak Eight Peaks - Barak Varr - Karak Zorn - Karak Eksfilaz - Karak Kaferkammaz - Karak Grom - Karak Azgaraz - Karak Angkul
Norse Dwarf holds Kraka Dorden - Kraka Drak - Kraka Ornsmotek - Kraka Ravnsvake
Lost holds Kadar-Gravning - Karag Dron - Karak Azorn - Karaz Bryn - Kazad Thrund - Karak Drazh - Karak Dum - Karak Khazarak - Karak Krum - Karak Ungor - Karak Varn - Karak Vlag - Karak Vrag - Karak Zanda - Ekrund - Mount Silverspear - Karaz Ghumzul

Sources

The Norse Dwarfs
Units Norse Dwarf - Norse Dwarf Crossbow - Norse Dwarf Berserker - Norse Dwarf Giant Slayer - Norse Dwarf Troll Slayer - Norse Dwarf War Mammoth
Characters Juggo Joriksonn - Skaldor Lotharksson
Norse Dwarf Holds Kraka Drak - Kraka Dorden - Kraka Ornsmotek - Kraka Ravnsvake
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