Economy of the Dwarven Empire
The lands of the Empire is rich in many kinds of natural resources, the mountain depths contain ores and precious gems while the high slopes are covered in numerous flora used in alchemy.
Trade convoys travel across the width of the lands bring materials into the cities to be refined or transported on to other lands. The largest trading site stands on the edge of Lake Harrenvere, here goods travel down the rift valley to the Inland Sea and the port city of Farhaven. The entire river course has been made navigable to allow trading cogs and barges to head inland to the Dwarven heartlands.
Trade agreements between the Empire and the human lands of Agryos keep a constant flow of materials between the two nations. The trade routes are fiercely protected by both sides from roving bands of bandits or Ogre raiding parties.