Unearthing the Past
Formed by Karthas Hewnbeard, the Sunhammer clan was a group of dwarves that worshiped Pelor first, even over Moradin. Karthas claimed a vision told him to take his people and form a great kingdom out in the wilderness. Starting out as simply a small village and fort, the village flourished, like a plant in the sun, and quickly grew to one of the most powerful kingdoms in the region.
For many years the kingdom stood as a beacon in the wilderness and a center of trade and culture to a region devoid of both. Abruptly all communication with the kingdom was cut and traders were sent away. A year passed before an expedition was sent to discover the fate of the Sunhammer kindgom and when the expedition returned they reported that little more than ruins remained. It seems that some ill fate was visited upon the Sunhammers, who felt their only recourse was to collapse the upper city and retreat to the tunnels below.