Tales from Elrond
Khundrukar (ka-hoon-droo-kar) is the final resting place of the Stonehammer Clan of shield dwarves, descendants of the ancient, no longer existing, dwarven kingdom of Delzoun. It was built by the renown smith Durgeddin the Black after a massive tribe of orcs drove his people south from their ancestral home. When Durgeddin’s folk finally settled in the caves that would become Khundrukar, their numbers had dwindled to less than thirty, with a couple dozen of fighting age.
Decades later, when another orc horde finally descended upon Khundrukar, its people were slaughtered and the dwarven citadel was left in ruin. Today, Khundrukar is but a distant memory to the dwarves, a ghost story dwarf parents tell their children around their cooking fires. Even still, every century or so, a band of adventurers sets out hoping to reclaim Durgeddin’s treasures, dying within Khundrukar’s haunted halls. Its location is not readily known, but it is suspected to be in the southwestern portion of Elrond.