Fighting the Dark
Great Barbarian Wars
Big wars in the north were the Humans and Dwarves were proficient in the south but mines were getting low, so they decided to do a joint town to the north, north of current day Sperth, Dwarves went first to scout and setup the town, which they did, as they found some mines it became like a mass exodus to the north for the Dwarves, roughly 85% of the population moved north. they got there, and tried to get into the mines quickly, and they stumbled upon the Giants in the mountains who hadn;t been much more then random raiders. As the dwarves got up there the humans were a little slow getting there and when they did sort of show up, the Dwarves were getting pummled, outmatched by the Giants and not able to mine things for defenses they were getting trounced. Humans showed up and tried to help but it was a long battle. The Giants felt the Humans and Dwarves intruded too far and even farther to the north (known as the rough lands) all the clans of Giants united to push back, and push back they did, they actually even made if very very far south, but the Humans were able to push back. Eventually the Giants Ranks were thinned and they ran away but 90% of the dwarves were dead and a good 60% of the humans were too. they moved a bit more south to current Sperth to make a farming/frontiers town and people, if they were nuts, went into the mines, but many stayed and just became hardened farmers because the ground, even though cold, was very fertile and the ice fishing was a great source of income. it became a travelers trading town. til recently.