DaRk Iron DwaRf Knowledge

What a character knows about Dark Iron dwarf history and culture depends on his intelligence and training, which a Knowledge check represents. A hero who makes an appropriate Knowledge check knows the following information about Dark Iron dwarves at the indicated DCs.

• DC 10 Knowledge (local): Three clans of dwarves exist. Dark Iron dwarves are the evil, third clan. Bronzebeard and Wildhammer dwarves hate Dark Iron dwarves, and the feeling is mutual.

• DC 10 Knowledge (history): Over 250 years ago, three dwarven races fought in the War of the Three Hammers when the Dark Iron dwarves attempted to conquer Khaz Modan. In the end, the Bronzebeard and Wildhammer dwarves defeated the Dark Irons soundly.

• DC 15 Knowledge (geography) or Knowledge (history): During the War of the Three Hammers, most of the Redridge Mountains were destroyed. In their place are the Searing Gorge and the Burning Steppes. In the middle of this land rises Blackrock Mountain. What little is left of the original Redridge Mountains is to the south.

• DC 20 Knowledge (history) or Knowledge (the planes): Long ago, when the world was new, the titans banished all elementals to a separate world known as the Elemental Plane. Among these elementals was Ragnaros the Firelord, the greatest of fire elementals. During the War of the Three Hammers, the Dark Iron dwarves inadvertently released Ragnaros from the Elemental Plane. His re-emergence into the world destroyed much of the Redridge Mountains, creating the Searing Gorge, the Burning Steppes and Blackrock Mountain.

• DC 25 Knowledge (geography) or Knowledge (local) or Knowledge (the planes): Cut off from the energies of his fiery realm, Ragnaros is but a shadow of his true self. However, he has more than enough strength to be the bane of all mortals. The Dark Iron dwarves serve him and his elementals to this day, protecting him and strengthening his army within Blackrock Depths.

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