|Region||Grashakh, Imgangreth, Northern Hordelands|
|Deities||Dispater, Graz'zt, Neld-Rac, Tarâk|
|Established||12 Temporal 906|
In 901, over 2,000 criminals were exiled by Phlehorn. These criminals were of the worst sort, so Phlehorn's king had them teleported to a distant bastion built in the Demon Spawn War. Fortunately for those sent there, the demon built bastion Hezvix was largely unoccupied. Hezvix proved to be hard living with the area around it for many miles too rugged and devoid of resources. The exiled criminals, pruned from in-fighting and murders, packed up and went east and south into the foothills of the Giant Steps. In this area, these ex-cons, mostly Mîmêk out of Unaraggumak, ended up becoming very rich with all the gold and iron coming out of the hills and flanking peaks. In 905, they established the settlement Naram-Gunal to control the area and serve as a permanent home.
In 906, the leaders of Naram-Gunal formed a ruling council of clan heads called Umahanbad.
In 959, an exploratory expedition into the subterranean chambers of Kangjald led to the group being charmed and seduced by Dispaters Concubines. The charmed were sent back to Naram-Gunal where they spread the word of Dispater and founded cults dedicated to his worship. are the source of spreading his influence among the nation's populace. They also task others with bringing female dwarves to their labyrinth under Kangjald. In this place they either willingly, or were forced into having intercourse with devils. The outcome of this were half-devil dwarves known as Gradorians; not the first of their kind.
In the Second Epoch, Kangjald's half-devils came to be the core of Umahanbad's leadership. Control and mastery in their blood, they took the prized positions even when lacking in skill. They have come to influence all aspects of Umahanbad society and are the main reason for it serving the whims of Dispater, ruler of one of Hells worlds. The influence of Tarâk and Graz'zt were introduced with Mîmêk falling into Umahanbad's sphere of control. They brought their own gods with them, and to the consternation of Dispater, the cunning demon lord Graz'zt. The Church of Neld-Rac came much later in the Third Epoch. They are blamed for getting Umahanbad embroiled in the Grashakh Front.
The dwarven-kind of Umahanbad, the Turkûn, the Mîmêk and the half-devil dwarves, are commonly called the Bloodbeards. It is a name comes that comes from the dying their beards a blood red color, and not as is commonly reputed - of dipping their beards in the blood of their dead enemies.
Umahanbad is governed by a clan confederacy. They rule over an empire spreading along the southern reaches of the Giant Steps and into the darkness below. Their greed for land and resources is contested by the many giants of these mountains, distant descendants of the Titan Empires, and also the Orchish Empire. With the latter, the conflict that made them a regional power was the Blood Offensive.
The people of Umahanbad are masters at forging and crafting armor and weaponry. Umahanbad craftsmen invented the manufacturing process called Elem-Guard.
In the Year 1795, the worship of Neld-Rac began gaining momentum.