Fancy Bastard Scales of War
Shephatiah discovered the portal leading to the Karak Lode on a sojourn within the Elemental Chaos. Parchments found with her also make reference to the reopening of the mines being financed by a group that the scrolls do not name. These unknown masters had claimed the wealth of the Karak Lode for themselves, and are having that wealth shipped to them by way of the elemental rift. While the parchments indicated that this group intended to ramp up production in the mines in response to an increasing need for ore, the cryptic notes indicate that Shephatiah herself did not know the identity of those she works for.