Before the First Blight several dwarven houses left their thaigs, emerged from the Deep Roads and sealed the exit. They were lead by Paragon Fairel, master smith and the most talented Shaper of Runes in dwarven history. Legend says he died in the Deep Roads during a war between two thaigs who used his runework to build fantastic weapons of destruction. In truth, he escaped from the war with his entire house and his two sons and built a city on the surface.
With his sons' help, Fairel ensured the thaig prospered and grew. Before his death he bade each son swear he would take care of his brother. For a time, Fairel's sons worked together, each of them ruling half the thaig. Eventually, they argued and one of them killed the other in a duel. The remaining son realized that his actions were foolish and built elaborate tombs to honor and mourn his father and brother. The tombs were sealed with the use of veilfire and demons were bound into the rocks to guard them.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Codex entry: A Journal on Dwarven Ruins
- ↑ Landmarks in the Wastes - The Four Pillars
- ↑ Landmarks in the Wastes - A Blocked Doorway
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Codex entry: Dwarven Inscriptions: Hissing Wastes
- ↑ Codex entry: Demons of the Stone
- ↑ Codex entry: Draft of Letter to Venatori Magisters