1) Once, Dwarves were ubiquitous on the Continent. Some say they even sailed the ocean and discovered new lands (though others say many merely became seagoing raiders). But as civilizations go sometimes, the Dwarves fell into corruption and began associating with infernal forces. Their infernal servants inevitably turned against them, ending Dwarven civilization but leaving many Dwarves' souls captive. Though some of the old ruins have been cleared out and their restless spirits helped, many ruins still remain that are both haunted by Dwarven ghosts and lorded over by infernal forces.