Located on an area found to be rich in mineral deposits, Varden is completely founded on mining. The city itself is located in an abandoned mine shaft system that penetrate deep into the rock and earth. You can’t even see the city until you look down, which is kinda funny because it’s main inhabitants are Dwarves. Varden operates on a clan system with the Lord or Lady, currently the Dwarven Lord Vorn, being the leader of the strongest clan. Once in office, the Lord does not lose his position unless a council of Clan leaders deems him unfit to represent Varden.