Twenty-three noble dwarves make their way into the ceremonial conference chamber. The speaker, an elderly dwarf who, through the ages, has become to be known only as “[[jarl-drowslayer | Jarl Drowslayer]]”, raises his warhammer, a que for the nobles to take their seats.
Karlyn, a noble from Clan Belindorn and prominent citizen of the city of Underhome, is the first to oblige. Following him are the other nobles from Underhome, Mongor Ghalkin, , and . Mongor Ghalkin is known to venerate Vergidain, but usually keeps his greed in check.
Representatives from the city of Daunting also take their seats with alacrity. gained his reputation as a cleric of . , on the other hand is a relatively successfull mushroom cultivator, and is the deeps only Female priestess, venerating the dwarven deity of .
The nobles from the firecaverns are easily distinguished from most of the nobles by virtue of them all having been retired from politics for several decades., a centuries old sage, was rumored to have retired to the firecaverns long ago, and has little expression left on his face other than a perpetual facade of drowsiness.