Rise of the Runelords
Janderhoff is a dwarven Sky Citadel and settlement in southeastern Varisia’s Mindspin Mountains, north of Korvosa and south of the Cinderlands. It is a firm trading partner of Korvosa, and also retains good relations with the Shoanti. It holds the greatest concentration of dwarves in Varisia, and boasts one of the largest populations of Shoanti outside of the Cinderlands. Its smiths are well-known throughout the region.
The first thing visitors to Janderhoff see are the massive iron curtain walls of the city, proud reminders of the glories of dwarven architecture and engineering at their peak. Once through the tunnels that provide the city’s only access, however, one finds only trade and crafting chambers with low ceilings and few above-ground dwellings. The vast majority of Janderhoff lies below the surface in hundreds of interconnected rooms and tunnels.4. As one of the Sky Citadels built by the dwarves at the end of their Quest for Sky, it retains a working connection to the Darklands. It remains heavily watched by dwarven patrols who rightfully fear an incursion by creatures from below.
Janderhoff is the birthplace of Þon.