Gimhak army on the move
CategoryFallen Empires
RegionGrashakh, Hells Womb
Alignmentlawful good
DeitiesNaraz-Nâru, Silvanus
EnemiesArazindam, Black Tide, Matak, Orchish Empire
Reign1306 HE - 1503
Mapssphere of influence

Gimhak was a dwarven kingdom that reigned over a vast area from the highlands of Bileddanul in the west, to Maar'tolaak in the east. Their reach stretched south into Hells Womb with Strumpktar serving as a regional capital. Separated by great distances, the kingdom's distant holds were not connected by roads, instead they were like islands of civilization surrounded by savages, marauding monsters, wild frontier. Supply, trade, and communication was largely done from the subterranean reaches, across the starless waters of the Cthorgo Sea and up and down its connecting rivers. Vulnerable because of this, yet economically strong, they often placated their enemies with coin. It was an old practice that had been used successfully, for a time, by the predecessor kingdoms that had been born from Izanargam. In the latter half of the Horgon Era, Gimhak had three great cities, and dozens of impressive hill and mountain fortresses across three regions.

In 1415 HE, the Isharg went south, down the Cthorgo Sea, then back to the surface founding a settlement in the eerie woods of Maar'tolaak. It was named Anarukthalan, honoring a general that had served under Naraz-Nâru in the Demon Spawn War.

In 1602 HE, Gimhak colonists went south, establishing the settlement of Strumpktar in the Gathol Hills.

The Orchish Empire destroyed the kingdom of Gimhak in the Gimhak War.


Gimhak architecture goes back to the time when the land was beset by demon hordes. Of military purpose, ceiling heights were made suitable for Bileddanul's defenders, mostly Turkûn serving under Naraz-Nâru, while impairing the movement of those larger than them. This style of architecture is a quite different than that used in the Clans Region where ceiling heights are often two to three times what is found in Gimhak's ruins.