|Cities and Settlements of Ermarian|
|Settlement of Grindstone|
| Avernum |
| Kingdom of Avernum |
Grindstone is a small settlement started shortly before the Time of Shades.
Jenn, the de facto leader, bought the crystal mine from a Slithzerikai, as well as hiring the guards and miners who inhabit the town, giving birth to the small settlement. For a time, the mining went unhindered, and the city made decent profits. However, the mining venture was threatened by what can be assumed to be a natural magical barrier, spawned by the crystals. Eventually, the barrier was dispelled and the natural shades beyond killed, revealing more crystal spires to keep the settlement going a while longer.
Grindstone is located south of Fort Monastery, nestled in between two cave rivers.