Tower of Gorgoth

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[edit] Official Background

Deep within the remains of the long extinct volcano Azgorh, the Dawi Zharr found there to be vast seams of precious minerals. Untold numbers of slaves have been brought here over the centuries and the mines have developed into an extensive network, as well as a number of hellish furnaces. As the seams get deeper, they require increasing numbers of slaves to dig and numerous slave trading clans have set up permanent residence within the Tower of Gorgoth itself.[1][2]

"Of the original mining colonies, the greatest was the Tower of Gorgoth, a black poisoned dagger sunk deep into the infertile earth of the south. Although its resources are now almost depleted, Gorgoth still operates as a slave labour camp, the largest of its kind, where many of those captured by the Chaos Dwarfs can expect to end their days."[3]


[edit] Fan Written Background

The following entries are fan-based and not based on official fluff, thus it is not necessary to cite sources.

[edit] Tower of Gorgoth by Mathias Eliasson

The Tower of Gorgoth rests atop a plateau in a small volcanic mountain range in the southern region of the Dark Lands. Deep within the remains of the long extinct volcano Azgorh, the Dawi Zharr found there to be vast seams of precious minerals. Untold numbers of slaves have been brought here over the centuries, and the mines have developed into an extensive network.

As the seams get deeper, they require increasing numbers of slaves to dig, and numerous slave trading clans have set up permanent residence within the Tower of Gorgoth itself. This area is filled with rich mining Orcs and serves as an important resource depot for the Chaos Dwarf Empire. Extracts of metallic minerals, coal and other precious stones are acquired.

Thousands of thralls toil in the excavation of the mines of Gorgoth, while diabolic Daemonsmiths create their Daemonic-forged weapons within the deeps of the heat spewing volcanoes. A huge garrison of Chaos Dwarfs keeps vigilance over the tower and the surrounding area with rocket batteries aligned along the ramparts and towers of the citadel.

Being remote from the Plain of Zharr, the Tower of Gorgoth is regularly assaulted by masses of both Skaven from Crookback Mountain and Goblins from Mount Greyhag, but the Tower of Gorgoth has never fallen to the enemies of Hashut. Such sieges usually amounts to the capture of even more Goblinoid thralls. In recent years was besieged by an army of Ogres who proceeded to eat all the slaves they could find. After several weeks of desperate fighting they were finally pushed out, but it will take many years to bring production back to its old levels. rabble never comes.

These slave-chambers are filthy beyond belief and packed so tight with slaves that there is barely room to stand, let alone sit or lay down. Hundreds of thralls are found dead in the morning, but these lives are meaningless to the thousand others that will make the journey to Gorgoth intact. The second largest Chaos Dwarf settlement, Gorgoth is only a fraction of the size of Zharr-Naggrund. Gorgoth is a huge factory; enormous furnaces and numerous forges provide the only light in this dismal landscape.

The area is almost as heavily polluted as that around Zharr-Naggrund itself. Hobgoblins are scarce in these parts, which places the burden of controlling the large slave population on the Chaos Dwarfs' lesser kin. They have elevated certain favoured Humans to act as overseers in exchange for a slight improvement in their own living conditions.[4]

[edit] The Cursed Ore of Grimdur Gutwrencher

Is a short story by CDO user Admiral and part of the Chaos Dwarf Culture Project. The story is inspired by the Tower of Gorgoth. It's centered around the ill fate of five brohters and the cursed ore they crafted to five artifacts a and can be read in it's entire length here: The Cursed Ore. [5]

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The Cursed Ore

Black Fortress

Zharr-Naggrund

Skaven

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