The Nation of Beldor
Beldor is one of the least populated nations. Nearly all of the population is in the Great dwarven city of Ignaz now that the gnomes have moved there. The region is vast and empty with the only towns being Ignaz and Egrom, and a few border forts occupied by the dwarves. Those crossing the region had best travel through one of these forts, hug the southern coast, or wait until the two months in the summer when the region is habitable to travel across the region for the Tundra and Mountains are nearly impassible to all. Once every two months the forts send a caravan to Ignaz and will happily allow people to join the caravan to the city. From there they may get on a return caravan to a border fort on the opposite side of the region. Many people choose this option since the coast is the only other way to go and is often plagued by bandits. While it is possible for a well trained party to make it across the wilderness they would still need a guide and supplies which some dwarves at the border forts also can supply for a price.
Ignaz: The great kingdom under the mountain is a very mysterious place indeed. While its upper levels are open to all and contain the marketplaces for the city its lower levels are off limit to all but those who are dwarves, gnomes, or those who has special permission. This is because of the dwarves and gnomes penchant, while being amiable and friendly with other races, for not entirely trusting people of other races. In order to obtain a permit to access the lower levels one must gain the trust of the dwarves. This can be a tricky thing to do and so very few have ever seen the lower levels of the dwarven city, but there are rumors of fabulous wealth and incredible wonders the likes of which none save dwarves and gnomes have seen. The city and the nation are ruled by a council of 7 thanes and a king. The thanes are the representatives of a particular dwarven clan, 3 of which left at the start of the war. The thanes have limited power over the nation and can only override a rule of the king with a vote of 5 or more. However there has not even been a call from the thanes to do such a thing in over three centuries. This is possibly because for the last two hundred and fifty years the dwarven king Domhan has ruled peacefully and wisely, working with the thanes to make the city of Ignaz great.