|Members||giants and humanoids of the Elephant Backbone|
|Period||198 - 209|
The Virkning pact was forged by 14 humanoid groups of the Elephant Backbone's western tracts. Early in the First Epoch, hill giants, mountain giants, goblins, orcs, and other humanoid races combined forces to coordinate attacks on the holdings of Akthol-Tharag. The driving reason for their hostility was the grandeur and loot held by dwarves who lived in ancient edifices befitting the gods. This is not hyperbole because in the Creation War, Akthol-Tharag's capital served as an impregnable bastion for great angels, heroes, and Covenant forces.
In 198, they started the war Virkning Rising. This was a brutal war which nearly led to the collapse of Akthol-Tharag. Although they lost nearly half their population, the dwarves survived the twelve year war. By grit and stubbornness the people of Akthol-Tharag outlasted the humanoids of the Virkning pact. In 209, pact infighting resulted in it being disbanded.