Isle of Doralon
The Hall of the Dwarves. All dwarves are welcomed to join the hall, none are known to have been exiled from it. Non-dwarves are sometimes received, more rarely trained, even more rarely befriended (“hall-ally” is close to this term, and carries specific connotations), and never allowed to join. Belmek Hall has been established longer than any Barony with the exception of Whitepine.
Technically an independent nation from Cadairhen – inhabitants swear fealty to Clan Belmek and its head, Rik [king or lord] Naldur Belmek, Cralrur [hall master] of Belmek Hall and head of clan Belmek.
Naldur, in turn, has not ever sworn fealty to Cadairhen. Belmek traditionally sends a ornamental gift to each new King of Cadairhen, and both rulers seem content to simply leave the other alone save for some trade. Belmek does keep abreast of the politics and conditions of the surface realms; they also present the High Lord Warder with gifts on his office (rumored to be a sword, shield, and suit of chain armor of exceptional quality). The first baron of Norhalt was also presented with a shield, though the second (most recent) one was not.