• -9000 DR
  • As part of the great migration caused by the loss of Bhaerynden to drow, one isolated branch of dwarves settles amid the isolated peaks of the Novularond, eventually becoming known as the arctic dwarves. »

  • -2642 DR
  • Establishment of the arctic dwarf kingdom of Dareth in the mountains of north of Rashemen under the rulership of King Orloebar Snowbeard. »

  • -2274 DR
  • A clan of dwarves from the Tortured Land refuse to participate in a dwarven party preparing to raid peaceful settlements in the Border Forest. Convicted as traitors, the clan is exiled to the Great Glacier. The clan begins a year-long trek to the Nouvularond; all but four die along the way. The survivors are the forebears of a new race of arctic dwarves called the Innugaakalikurit. »

  • -901 DR
  • Iulutiun representatives from Gronne attempt to establish formal relations with the Innugaakalikurit (arctic dwarves) in Novularond by inviting them to participate in the koatulit. The Innugaakalikurit decline, but the invitation marks the beginning of a long and cordial relationship between the Innugaakalikurt and the Ulutiuns. »

  • -598 DR [Year of Quiet Thunder]
  • A party of Innugaakalikurit (arctic dwarves) discovers a crude catapult on a high peak in Novularond. The Innugaakalikurit disassemble the device and take the parts home with them. A day later, an enraged group of frost giant tracks down the Innugaakalikurit and demands the return of the weapon. The Innugaakalikurit refuse. The frost giants respond by attacking and destroying an Innugakalikurit village.

    To avoid an all out war, the elders of Gronne intervene, volunteering to negotiate a settlement. The Gronne elders ultimately find the Innugaakalkurit guilty of theft; the frost giants are awarded custody of the dwarven thieves. The frost giants make slaves of the prisoners; descendents of the prisoners remain enslaved today. »

  • -343 DR [Year of Chilled Marrow]
  • The arctic dwarves of Dareth come under attack from Hoarfaern, a realm of white dragons and their bestial servant creatures, and are forced to flee to deeper caverns. »

  • -327 DR [Year of Opened Graves]
  • The shield dwarves of Clan Shattered Shield arrive in Dareth to find their arctic dwarf cousins beset by the white dragons (and their servitor creatures) of Hoarfaern. They rescue the surviving folk of Dareth and retreat to a lone mountain which they name Mount Sundabar in honor of their home in Delzoun. They commence building a fortress of their own there and elect Embryn Shattered Shield as their king. He leaves his clan to take the name Embryn Dareth. »