War of the Burning Sands
The twin towns of North Ledopolus and South Ledopolus sit on the shores opposite the Isle of Ledo. Many dwarves live in these towns, and they have been engaged in a great project—the construction of a bridge to span the northern fork of the Estuary of the Forked Tongue and replace the silt skimmer ferries. The dwarf Bruthambar, chief of the Rockcutter Clan, is the head builder and master of the towns. He is a pugnacious ex-mercenary whose good nature has worn thin after years of setbacks and obstacles. The Grakkul Clan of hill giants that inhabits Ledo, a key stepping-stone for any bridge across the estuary, has just torn down a major building attempt. The giants believe that the bridge is a scheme to gain access to their island’s valuable flint deposits. Attempts to bribe them into allowing the construction have proved fruitless, and Bruthambar is beginning to consider violence as a potential option.