A Plane Scarred
Started by an alliance of Dwarves seeking to defeat the threats within the mountains, the Karzariks grew in power and influence thanks to their military dedication and might. Though publicly they hold both Kord and Maradin in high regard, many outside the kingdom suspect the lords of Karzariks are more interested in Bane’s teachings. You see, once the threats within the mountains were defeated, the armies of Karzarik only grew more and more, causing them to expand southward towards the lowlands. Further still the Karzariks respect The Raven Queen for her control of the bitter winters on their mountains and to guide their fallen heroes to proper afterlives. In time, their conquests also impressed the nomadic Goliath tribes of the mountains to join their nation, and as a result, the Goliaths who do live in Arlane are all descendants of those who joined Karzarik.
Today, the Karzariks are proud of their martial traditions, and consider themselves the most capable warriors of all the factions. They focus on maintaining their military hierarchy and hunger for the day they can return to battle across the lands of Shandaria.