Torngar reigns over the Mountain Dwarves from his seat at Highhold. He is a gruff old man, but skilled in the arts of statecraft and war. In his youth he spent his time with a group of dragonslaying adventurers, but he has long since settled down. Additionally, as wielder of the Fierce Axe of Dwarvish Lords, Torngar rules and commands all Dwarves.
When the Fierce Axe of Dwarvish Lords was reclaimed from the Xorians a Kingsmoot was called. Torngar invited the other Kings to the Mountain Dwarf capital of Highhold. The meeting was held there to decide which of them would wield the Fierce Axe and preside over a united Dwarven people. Torngar won the Axe by promising aid for the Alliance to King Dainlin, the Generalship of the army to Deekgaon, and the reclamation of the Duergar homelands to Sandil.
The Dwarven army has assembled in the Underdark, ready to push into the West and reclaim the tunnels taken over by the Xorians and their undead creatures. High King Torngar plans to advance with the army, but lead from the rearguard. King Deekgaon has been given the vanguard.