In the times of the great plague, a group of Dwarves gathered at Duernoth. Some were great engineers, others were great thinkers. Hoping to escape certain death from the plague, they set out across the great tundra. Taking wide birth of the kingdom of the High Elves, these Dwarves entered into the Realms of Death. Warped by what they saw there, they soon had no regard for any other living creature, plant, or animal. They began mining and clearing forests with great creatures called Golems, which they constructed. Gone were the cheerful Dwarves drinking ale, and replaced by a grim people who both feared and loved death at the same time.