The dwarf-hold of King Shotey, reclaimed after defeating a balrog who slew the last dwarf king Durin.
The fortress is set into the eastern Stonecrowns, several days north of the human village of Windhaven along the old Kingsroad.
Khazad Dum has good iron and gold mines deep beneath, but struggles from a recent plague and famine and a shortage of dwarves.
currently Nanaki the Elf, spymaster for the King, has been left in charge of Khazad Dum, as advised by dwarf elder counsellors. The army of Khazad Dum has been pledged to aid Prince Robert when called, as part of the alliance against Prince Tancred the Wise.