Evil Run Amok
About 2 dozen dwarves, a few humans and halflings and 2 half-orcs left under Coppernight’s care in efforts of restoring an old keep and a copper mine that was below. After some months the the copper mine was beginning to produce but the keep was not restored. When communication ran out, the Hand of Finnely was asked to investigate the area, see if anything had happened to Coppernight or his fellow workers.
Just north of Ore Town, the mine would provide an excellent resource if the territory was claimed. There are enough resources to provide a half price fort or watchtower.