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Khaz thuzad or better known as death hold is a dwarf city which served as a major refuge point for dwarves in the war of the beard and as some sort of giant hospital. Later this outpost was abandond by the dwarf armies and became a village. this village showed tremendous growth and was soon recognised as a hold of the dwarves. however the dwarves of khaz thuzad were a queer folk, they didn't have a great hold in the mountains, khaz thuzad was really just a city built ontop of a rocky outcrop. there were no minerals or ores in these rocks the wealth of the hold came mainly through trade. surrounding the hold were many forests and open fields ideal place for horses (later this land was part of what is now known as Brettonia. the dwarves here were different and its kings hardly ever obeyed the command of anyone not even that of the high king himself.
Many years went past in the stronghold it grew to have a millitary power bigger than that of any other force in the entire old world, some even said that its armies were the reincarnate of the dwarves who fought in the old wars, the king at the time was thormar axehewer. he was able to defend his lands from every sort of creatures and on more than one occation helped the elves in the forest of arden to repel their foes (against the direct order of the high king ofcourse) everything thormar did would have been seen as noble were it not that the entire history of this hold was erased, this is how it happened;
after aiding the wood elves of arden for the so manieth time thormar was visited by the high king (actually he was orderd to come to the high king but as is expected he didn't) the high king wanted to know why he was helping the wood elves instead of blowing their forests to shards with the newly invented cannon. thormar (for some reason still not known) became enraged, he said that he would never even hurt an elf even it would kill him. the high king was not amused by the temper of his fellow dwarf and tried to calm his friend. this only made matters worse, one thing led to another and thormar said: we will fight a war and once its done it will be your head hanging from my sheild, and so the ever war started some say it was even bigger and bloodier than the beard war but then again not much is recorded abouth this war for it the dwarves were ashamed of their acts towards each other. the first year of the war was more of a caravan raiding war, the high king ordered all engineers to leave khaz thuzad this stopped thormar from being able to make any more of these machines. the high king assembeled all his warriors he armed them with the best armour and engraved the best runes on their axes. both kings wanted this to be over quickly and so sent their full forces towards each other, they met head on. the high king deployed his new technology in the form of thunderers, thormars forces were mown down. even with his heavy losses thormars army outnubered the high kings forces 3 to 1, and although the high kings forces were better equipped thormars forces made it up with their high morale and basttle lust. thormar reatreated to the open plains these were only accesible through one valley and this is where thormars forces made their stand.even though the handguns of the high king packed a bigger punch thay lacked the range of a cross bow. thormar cut down the amount of gunners in his enemies army greatly and then ordered for a charge. the clash was heavy and thormars forces were gaining the upperhand when out of the din of battle the high king himself came roaring like a lion, his axe hewed a strait line until he reached thormar. the two kings stood opposite each other both knew what they had done was wrong but they also knew that one of them had to die. the two kings hacked at each other neither one giving in to the other, finally thormar was able to knock the high king down. he raised his axe and was about to kill the high king when in one fluid movement the high king took out his personal hand gun and shot a bullet right through thormars lung. shocked at the wounding of their master in such an unfair way thormars forces started wavering. the high kings forces started to win but all of a sudden a wood elf came blade drawn he ran swiftly through the din of battle towards the high king. the king took aim with his gun when all of a sudden the wood elf dissapeared. the high king looked around him suspisciously he turned around hardly able to see the blade that took his head. seeing the high king in pieces made his forces waver and made thormars forces enraged and full of fighting spirit once again. the high kins forces ran while thormars forces regrouped and started to march towards karak eight peaks with the goal of claiming it for thormar or if need be his son. all of a sudden there was a loud thundering from the mountains and the sky was filled ith big black balls. the high kings cannons had arrived. thormars men were split in two groups: one group tried to run from the enemy and the others made a futile attempt to destroy the enemy. not much was left of both these partys and the high kings forces rallied and surged down hill. khaz thuzad would have been destroyed were it not for the wood elves who made the trees move to block the path of the enemy. arrows darkend the skies and nothing was heard of the dwarves there again.
this was the reason why the dwarves couldn't hold the greenskins away and became a dying race.
but now you must be wondering what happened to khaz thuzad. they couldn't have held out against the greenskins or beasts of chaos after their defeat without help, but thanks to thormar and his peace with the elves khaz thuzad was protected from dangers over the years while it built up its forces. the elves tought the dwarves many of their most guarded serets about magic and the dwarves told the elves how to use runes. however without cannons or any form of warmachines the dwarves of khaz thuzad would never have been able to make a great difference in tides of battle so thay had to revert to something less traditional. aver the years elves and dwarves worked together to make a new unique fighting force: the riders of thormars' grudge, and the elites: the stormers of thormars wrath. now the dwarves of khaz thuzad have a new fighting style very different to that of their cousins. together with the elves the riders protect the lands of all those who fight for the light.
I could really appreciate some CAPITAL letters...
:w00t: omg dwarfs and elves working together, nice try but this is very unlikely!
good story exept the part with the elves....keep it up!