You got it, DbB! A great place to start. This even helped answer a question we realized: if the Ma'ab came from a place where metal is very rare, how did they learn to make armor at the like? See below!
As for a name I thought, in dwarvish of course:
Sabrak faern - broken home
For placement maybe north, somewhere previously settled by their ancestors so you could have an old crumbling ruinous setting where it is not as rich in minerals and metals due to previous mining, with the empty feeling of too much space for the number of inhabitants.
Last updated: May 22, 2016
I've been fortunate to be internet-friends with 'Bob for many years and have seen where his inspirations often take him. As his name might imply, he prefers the darker, undead variety of fantasy, but this does not limit his ideas as his love of dark fantasy is closely linked with biology.
I've often thought of him as part-artist/part-scientist, as his clean-line sketches and his writings follow a "Form Equals Function" expectation, even if the function is powered by magic. The underlying idea is that anything can be understood with enough observation and study.
Much of his work is incorporated with the MIURAG pages for the Background of the world, and he is credited where you see his work. Those items included in the MIURAG pages actually show up in the story.
I do want to build this page as a place for "parts and widgets" which may not fit elsewhere, such as our unique Location Patreon Reward below before I had to cancel the reward, and will serve better as I reorganize the Background and World information on the site to make it manageable and help it grow.
MORE TO COME!