So… see this little stretch of water, do we know if its navigable?
Like per se could Chaos Dwarfs who sailed South from Zharr Naggrund be accessing the underground harbour at Karak Krakaten to dock while they raid the Haunted Forest and the foothills of the mountains of Mourn for slaves?
I’m starting a project and I am trying to brainstorm a possible narrative for big hat Chaos Dwarfs in the South. Gnoblar Country is an amazing place, you can nestle almost any faction here.
What is haunting the haunted forest? the only lore reference I know is about Ogres and Beastmen- but what if the original inhabitants of the city of spires chose to live a nomad Asrai lifestyle in the woods between here and there? That’s the wood elves, but what about everyone else?
You could put tomb kings from nearby Nagashizzar that are searching for lost artifacts in an attempt to resurrect their fallen lord. The Haunted Forest could also just contain vampires of course. You could easily head-canon a long-lost Lizardman Slaan deep in the jungles of the Dragon Isles. Dark Elves frequent these seas as well, and we know the High Elves failed to recover the navigation stone at the tomb of Annurell and might be looking for a rematch now that they know it’s fallen into Dhrazh-Zharr hands. Brettonians might be passing through on some prophesized quest toward the city of spires due to the connection between the lady and the elven pantheon. Every other human faction has reason to be protecting a caravan traveling The Spice Route or the Ivory Road to the north. In the Ogre Kingdoms book it mentions how Gorgers break into far-flung clandestine dwarven mines that are still active unbeknownst to most.
Not only is it a prime area for a fan-made campaign it also just has wicked hobby potential. The opportunities for narrative battles such as the siege of Pigsbarter or an encampment ambush at Karak Krakaten invite the construction of some pretty wicked battlefields.
I don’t wish for my Chaos Dwarves to be from The Black Fortress as I do not wish for them to be from the Legion of Azgorh. Their hats are too large and their honour too great. I want them to hail from Mingol Zharr Naggrund itself, but be adept seafarers who frequent The River Ruin.
If there is any proof of waterfalls along the aforementioned stretch of water then docking at The Black Fortress would suffice… But I think repurposing the ruins of Karak Krakaten is a lot cooler and places the Dawi Zharr much deeper in the fray. As well as accomplishing yet further distinguishment from The Legion of Azgorh and their treachery.
I plan on doing a lot with this, characters, ancestry, and a timeline. but before I start I just wanna hear other opinions on the plausibility of this.