Watcher’s Deck, so named for the large flat-topped keep dominating the cliff peak at the town’s edge, grew up around the magical keep summoned by the great hero Tir near the entrance to the Crater Ridge Mines. The small town of around 200, most of whom are dwarves, operates and maintains the mine that produces rare and expensive gems. It is now home to Clan Stormfist, who were forced to move from the mountains several hundred miles north and saw the newly re-opened mines as an opportunity.
The town itself is mostly underground, located in the mountainside. Its location, poised in the Troll Mountains, makes it a prime target for trouble of the monstrous variety.