Kingdom of Throal
In many ways, the Kingdom of Throal is the economic and political heart of Barsaive. Located beneath the Throal Mountains in central Barsive. The dwarf kindgom's influance extends back to before the Scourge, when the dwarfs acted as provincial administrators for the Theran Empire. As the Scourge approached, and the Therans retreated to their island homeland, it fell to the dwarfs of Throal to do what they could to prepare Barsaive for the Scourge. The distribution of the Book of Tomorrow made the dwarf language the de facto common tongue of Barsaive. Dwarven philosophers and scholars developed the ideas that led to the rejection of slavery, and set the province on the path of throwing off the Theran yoke. Many adventurers are sponsored by the Kingdom, and reach and influance of the Throalic merchant houses is unparalleled.