The fallen Mining City of Ridgedale was home to Dwarves whom did not mind coming out and into the light. The front side of the mining operation that dug deep into the mountains north west of the city, they packaged and processed the ore that was pulled from its home in the earth, and then shipped down river to Two Rivers, where it was then processed further and shipped out again.
The majority of its people were dwarves, and only a few humans and gnomes. When the Day of Reckoning fell upon the people of Novaria, the Dwarves of Ridgedale fled to their mountainous birthplace and closed the doors to their mine. Upon their hasty journey back to their true homelands underground, rocks came to live as golems, and the ground gave birth to trolls, which swept down upon the fleeing men, women and children.
Those whom did not make it to the mine, have since vanished into history. Some say that a few survived and have since evolved over the past two hundred years into a shadow of their former selves, and are called The Fallen. Preying on travelers for food and the Gems that they carried, obsessed with the valuable and rare minerals, The Fallen are rarely seen, or rarely heard coming.