The Main Dwarim city, Orenheim is noted for its massive Dwarf population. Their architectural and cultural influence may lead the mistaken observer to assume it originally belonged to them. In fact, however, there is one distinct clue that it is truly the work of humans: Orenheim is built on the side of a large mountain range. Not within it.
Built on the eastern side of the Dividing Range, the city relishes its easy access to slave labor. Still, its position gives it some disadvantage, as it requires either brave traders to cross the range or an out of the way shipping route in order to get the goods to their destinations. Especially since House Grontos, while being willing to buy their ore, does not have the infrastructure to buy them in bulk.
This created a new occupation that was in surprisingly high demand. Strong independent men, capable of fighting and survival, who would normally become mercenaries, have instead taken to calling themselves Mountaineers, and making it their responsibility to help traders and others through the Dividing Range.