Defense of the Empire of Henniswyyr
The Ironwood is the home of the Dwarves, they are masters of smithing and mining, and are almost the sole source of the gold, silver and copper the Empire uses for currency as well as the home of the Great Smithing Hall ruled by the Smith King Eddrick, where the Empire’s weapons are made. The smaller Merchant Villages each have Smithing Halls of their own, but none so massive and powerful as the Great Smithing Hall under the mountain in the Ironwood.
The Iron Will Mountains to the north are where the Dwarves have their mining operations run year round. Always pulling gold, silver, copper, iron and other things out. There are things down in the depths though that no one can predict. And there are occassional issues with ruins found deep beneath from something else. Something older than even the Dragons.