Rival Nations: The Fall of Gods
The only outside settlement to be remotely successful on the island of Ilstad. Saltcliffe is located on the eastern side of the island, nestled on the sheer cliffside. Founded by shipwrecked dwarves, the settlement itself is a marvel of engineering. Buildings are not only found inside the caves dotting the cliffs, but are also suspended, hanging from the cliffsides themselves. The dwarves of Saltcliffe are understandable proud of their mechanical prowess. Their most famous works, however, have nothing to do with their architecture. By combining the seemingly useless saltpeter and sulfur found in abundance in their mines, they have created an explosive powder. The citizens of Saltcliffe harness this chemical masterpiece to create thundering weapons that are as intimidating as they are effective, which is to say…very much so. Since they possess firearms, a stalemate, bordering on peace, has been reached between them and the Mokole.