Dwimmermount - The Village People
Dwarves once dwelt within these mountains in large numbers, but their numbers have diminished considerably. The Dwarf hold of Ghaz Droonan stood for centuries as an example of the great works of the sturdy Children of the Earth. it was the center of Dwarven civilizaion in the north. All that changed when a plague swept through its halls and exterminated its population. The origin of the plague has never been determined and a foul miasma lingers still, discouraging any dwarf from ever returning.
Since then there are only a few small dwarven vaults in the mountains, limited to small clans. Tariq had a vision/dream of a tentalce faced creature releasing a rat sized creature, whose entire face opened up to reveal teeth. This creature bit a child who became sick. The sickness spread through out the dwarven city, killing many.