At one time, all Dwarf clan lived in this region. However, Vardmiter clan, responsible for much of the farming and labor, was looked down upon by the more wealthy clans, such as Klora-Kanna. The clan leader, Utan, had his people gather their things and they left Mount Velik in disgust, setting instead in the nearby Highport Mountains.
During the Orc Wars, Mount Velik came under heavy siege from the orc hordes. It was one of the darkest times in Dwarf history.