Dwarves of Vesuvious
This mountain dominates all others in the Western ranges. It is in fact an active volcano, which led to the creation of much of the Vesuvian mountain range. Within the very core of the volcano is where the Dwarves knew their greatest Thanedom, which reigned over the mountain ranges since before the rise of Emperor Darioon, and even after the Sargovian Empire fell apart.
The Golden Throne of the Dwarves was overthrown in a massive campaign undertaken the Orcs of Orc Hold. The Dwarves maintained their presense in Vesuvious for nearly a century before their last defenses were overwhelmed, and they were forced to withdraw. Most fled in a massive exodus to the plane of Foothold, where they safeguard that realm to this day.
Dwarven pride never fully recovered from the loss of Vesuvious, and the strong feelings toward their past has divided the Dwarves into the Fist and Braggart schools of thought on how to conduct their future affairs.