Into the Wild West
Ancient Dwarven Empire now long since over-run. Karad Athrak’s power was broken during the ancient War of the Beard with the Elves and Eladrin and the subsequent Goblin Wars.
A few moutain citadels remain, but they are half empty and a shadow of their former glory. Many Dwarf halls are now places of darkness, the domain of the uncivilised humanoids or worse.