The kingdom of the duergar, occupies area of the Broken Spine north of the Maw. They made an alliance with the drow of Dar-daïthar in order to overthrow Kalazanbaar. However, this alliance was short-lived, as the two underdark nations quickly descended into a bitter cold war that is always on the brink of tipping over into open conflict. The men of the Northern Sanction consider this something to be devoutly avoided. As soon as war breaks out between the drow and the duergar, The Maw will become impassable, and trade with the outside world via Titan’s Gate, will end.