Sep 302009

Continuing on into Iron Horse Mine from Traveler’s Vale, it doesn’t take long to find a Stone Summit’s strip mine.
Of all the races in Tyria, Dwarves are best known for mining. It is common to see furnaces and mining equipment in their outposts and small settlements in explorable areas.
Unlike the Deldrimor Dwarves, the Stone Summit refuse to help any other races and want to enslave them all to rule the world. Slaves are put to work in mines and when beasts are acquired, they are used as mounts with the help of chains and violence.

It’s hard for me to imagine the amount of work put in to keep this place running. I see so much cargo being moved around the mine.
Walking down the path I spotted a large archway carved into the strip mine with several lines of ore buckets on an aerial tramway moving underneath. Awe-inspiring as it may be, it also reminded me of a similar one found later on in the town of Droknar’s Forge.

Nearby the main mining area you can see quite a few structures built to transfer the goods across this area.
Curiosity got the best of me and I searched the area in hopes of finding a better look at what exactly is being mined.

Here is a close up of the cargo: large chunks of ore.

The combination of snow falling and rays of light shining through a gap at the top of this rocky tunnel felt almost magical.

Near the end of my exploration of this area I came across a frozen waterfall and (even more) Dryders. Among them was a particularly large Dryder. Strangely enough it did not cast any magic.

Prized spoils: Necromancer tome
Outposts: None
Traveler’s Vale, Anvil Rock.