13 True Ways
The war with the elves destroyed the dwarves’ original homeland, and even the deepest realm was poisoned during underworld battles with the dark elves. It’s not entire clear that the poison was specifically the elves’ fault; most dwarves and elves believe that the poison was released as an unexpected side effect of the war, during the rupture from below. But when peace eventually came between the dwarves and the dark elves, it was drow renegades who were willing to move back into the poisoned depths and the price with their sanity.
The dwarves who lived in the deeps had to move closer to the surface. The largest population now lives under the great mountain named Forge. The mountain is honeycombed with tunnels and halls that extend far below it and on all sides. The Dwarf King rules from the mountain’s center.