The White March
|This article is about the region. For the Pillars of Eternity expansion's first part, see Pillars of Eternity: The White March - Part I. For the expansion's second part, see Pillars of Eternity: The White March - Part II.|
|Type||Destroyed Dwarven Kingdom|
|Founder||Dwarven Settlers from Old Vailia|
The Pearl Coast
The White March is a mountainous region northeast of Eir Glanfath, which houses the ruins of the Dwarven kingdom of White March including those of the Durgan's Battery citadel. For a map of the region, see this article.
Background[edit | edit source]
A series of fallen Pargrunen territories that were settled by dwarves of the Grand Empire of Vailia in the earliest colonial years of the Eastern Reach. The most prominent settlement, Durgan's Battery, was well-known for its high quality bronze art objects and unparalleled steel weapons, shields, and armor. Over several decades, the White March's various settlements were either overrun by myriad raiders or collapsed due to growing fears of instability. The stronghold of Durgan's Battery was abandoned and sealed almost two centuries ago, marking the unofficial end of the White March. The reason for it was simple: The dwarves colonized further areas east of the White March, overextending themselves in the process. The final nail in their coffin was hammered in about a hundred years ago, by an aggressive ogre tribe that fought their way into the kingdom, sacked dwarven settlements, and laid claim to the Citadel. Dwarven refugees abandoned the region and fled to the Pearl Coast.
The arms of the White March can still be seen on fine pieces of bronze and steelware circulating in the Eastern Reach. The symbolism of the mountains is obvious, but the linked circles at the top were common to many Pargrunen settlements, representing the common link of kinship between them. The yellow field, not often found on metalwork, indicated the bronzeware that the White March was initially famous for. When it comes to armaments, Durgan steel is still renowned worldwide as the best of its craft, and while modern March steel is nearly indistinguishable it lacks the edge of its predecessor.
Notably, little is known of the rugged peaks and valleys. The only ones to explore these remote areas were the Stone Bramble Glanfathan tribe and elements of Saint Waidwen's army, which used the northern mountain pass to reach Cold Morn.
Maps[edit | edit source]
- Durgan's Battery
- Longwatch Falls
- Stalwart Village
- Whitestone Hollow
- Iron Flail Fort
- The Abbey of the Fallen Moon
- Cayron's Scar