The Dwarvern War began as a result of the constant hostile actions stemming from the recently formed Dwarven Kingdom of Helgrun, towards neighboring nations in Eldar. Fed up with these actions from the dwarves and their king, Dwonmumli Anvilmace, the City-State of Elanri, County of Vollengraaf and the then Earldom of Foeshire had banded together in an alliance known as the Emphyrean Union in order to dethrone Dwonmumli and put an end to the dwarvern incursions.