The Consortium, also known as the Dwarven Consortium or Mining Consortium, is a large trading organisation composed of the eight largest mining companies in the dwarven capital city of Keldagrim.
There are eight companies in the Consortium. Each company helps to decide not only what is best for their company's individual needs, but helps to ensure that the city is led properly. The current members of the Consortium are:
- The Red Axe (Departs from the Consortium after the events of The Giant Dwarf quest)
- The Purple Pewter
- The Blue Opal
- The Yellow Fortune
- The Brown Engine
- The Silver Cog
- The White Chisel
- The Green Gemstone
The Red Axe is currently the largest of the eight companies, and has the most political power of the eight. Also, the Yellow Fortune allows only women to join, while the Brown Engine will only accept men. The Red Axe, however, can't be joined, because they have an anti-humans policy.