Dungeons & Dragons
The Dwarven Consortium is the economic powerhouse of the Westlands. Concerned with business, Dwarven corporations enjoy economic prosperity the other races cannot equal.
Using their advanced manufacturing and commercial might, the Consortium has developed a way to counteract the agoraphobia that has kept them politically irrelevant: Influencing other nations through debt. In this way, the Dwarves enjoy an expanding empire without having to leave their mountain fortress.
Their capital lies at the foot of the Diamondback Mountains, just North of the Vastwood. A second settlement was excavated out of bedrock in the Great Sands, the City of Stars. This was established to maintain and develop their trade with the Rakshas and Yuan Ti, to the East. A tunnel was constructed over an age from the mountains to the desert to make caravan travel more efficient.