To Calm the Storm
Garalam, the capital of Balmurr, is home to over 300,000 people (of various species), and is one of the more ancient cities in the world. Built into the side of a mountain, the city itself is nigh on inpregnable, as the walls are made of solid stone. The city is said to have been carved directly out of the mountain by dwarves in the middle of the first age, other legends tell that the foundations of the city were formed where they are at the beginning of the world. As it is, the city was taken at the end of the first age and served as the tipping point in the Dark War.