Carved from the roots of the Stonetusk mountains hundreds of years ago, Fzult is one of the Dwarves crowning achievements: a mine, a city, a home to artisans, and a fortress. Fzult is all of these things. It was not planned to be so but when Dwarves found a rich silver vein that led them to deeper, richer veins, it was inevitable that they would make it a permanent settlement. Attacks by would be plunderers forced the Dwarves to improvise defenses and settle in for extended sieges. Over time the outpost grew and, with the trade relations with Elves and Humans, became an independent city-state. The traders provided food, medicines, and luxury items and the Dwarves traded raw materials like precious metals, minerals, and stone.
More recently, the nearby Elven city of Karas Forlon was attacked and conquered by a makeshift army of nefarious creatures. It was a lightning quick attack and the Elves had no chance to prevail. Outnumbered, they could only perform a desperate rear-guard action that allowed for most of the city to evacuate. The refugees were welcome in Fzult and around two hundred made the city their new home.
The city consists of four major chambers connected to each other with various access tunnels, elevators, ladders, steps, and chutes. And throughout these access areas are the usual dwarven defenses such as runes, traps, dead ends, and cave-in points. Each chamber is focused on one aspect of Dwarven life in Fzult: the mining quarter which is nearest the active mining shafts, the production area where the ore is processed, the living quarters where the majority of the population lives, and the trading gate where the Dwarves deal with the outsider traders and diplomats.