Explorers of Barsaive
Kingdom of Throal
The dwarf Kingdom of Throal lies to the northeast in the massive Throal Mountains, Barsaive‘s largest mountain range. King Valurus III, the current king of Throal, rules over the five completed underground cities and two still under construction that comprise the kingdom. The subterranean kaers protected Throal’s inhabitants and countless refugees during the Scourge, and each of the cities can hold a population of up to 25,000 at need. A full third of Barsaive’s population has accepted the dwarf kingdom’s open invitation to live in Throal and reside in the cities of Bethabal, Wishon, Tirtarga, Oshane, and Yistane. The cities of Hustane and Valvria remain under construction. All of these multileveled cities boast large bazaars, as well as some of the finest inns and taverns in Barsaive.
Royal families who have sworn fealty to King Valurus III rule these multiracial settlements, which spearhead the dwarf-led Barsaivian resistance to Theran attempts at occupation. Though most Barsaivians remain as strongly allied to Throal as they did during the Theran War, in which all of Barsaive’s people united to repel a Theran attack on the dwarven kingdom, some have become suspicious of Throal’s growing power. The mountain kingdom may one day itself become the site of battles for control of Barsaive.