The Darkdelve family are a prestigious class of mountaineers. These explorers journey into the uncharted areas of the mountains to prospect possible mining operations and claim new lands for their city. The future wealth and territories of Hammercrag depend on the success of these brave scouts. The Darkdelve clan also take on a second role: during wartime the explorers become brutal saboteurs, infiltrating enemy mining territories to set deadly traps and disable machinery, halting all production.
-as found in the letters of Sloat Gemstealer
Recently, some Darkdelve clan members have been exhibiting a disturbing condition: the inability to sleep. The speculation is that this may be a result of long term contact with the poisons employed by the Drow, the Darkdelve’s frequent foes in their underground questing.