The sturdy haft of this dwarven greataxe shines with veins of silver and it’s two blades depict images of ancient dwarven glories. It functions as a +4 keen goblinoid bane dwarven greataxe. It has the additional power of summoning an elder earth elemental once a week. Yorick senses that the Axe might posses even more power that has yet to be unlocked.
The Axe of the Dwarvish Lords seeks dwarf hands to wield it, and should it not find such a bearer, legend claims it reshapes its owner as it prefers.
When the ancient dwarves of Oerth completed the generations-old Quest for Sky, the success was not without implications. Many dwarves feared the all-revealing light, the exposure to the weather, the open sky and the countless weird creatures of the alien surface. For thousands of dwarves, reaching the surface only convinced them that they should have stayed in the deep earth. The four dwarven kings came together and each provided their most valuable tools; The Brutal Pick, the Eartheart Forge, the Anvil of Songs, and the Shaping Hammer. They used these tools to forge the Axe of the Dwarvish Lords, and poured into it their strength, resolve, legends, memories and the blessing of Moradin. When it was done, the kings addressed their people, raising the Axe of Dwarvish Lords. They convinced them that the traditions of the old nations might forge wonders from the riches of the new world and emboldened them to face the challenges of the surface.
Generations later, the axe was lost during the chaos of one of the many dwarven civil wars that plagued their early days.
The Axe of the Dwarvish Lords is a symbol of the pride and heritage of an entire people. What's more, it's also a priceless historical artifact— there can be no question that dwarves lose a little more of their ancestral ways with each generation born. Many dwarves believe reclaiming the axe is vital to uniting their people and beginning a new age of dwarven ingenuity. Most dwarven lords would pay any price to recover the axe, as doing so would win them instant esteem and authority among their people, and just as many would do all that it takes to wrest the artifact from unworthy hands.