Unique among the ruling class of the Ravenmarch is Durrgo Thunderbeard. Acting as the liaison between the Dwarves of the Red Stone Mountains as well as the Academy of Smiths in Duskvale Durrgo is the only member of the social elite who regurally communicates with the Ravenqueen herself. Because of this he finds himself at odds with the Council of Five on a regular basis, particularly with Captain Victor Hillbrand with whom he harbors no trust or friendship.
While Durrgo does not occupy a seat on the Council of Five he is often asked to attend their meetings and is consulted when matters concerning the Red Stone Mountains or Duskvale are the subject of debate. His advice is generally taken by the council and his connection to the Ravenqueen keeps the council from overstepping their boundaries.
As head master of the Duskvale Academy of Smiths Durrgo also oversees the day to day operations of the school and monitors the progress of the apprentices. He is the final judge when selecting those who will be accepted into the hidden city of Forgehome to train with the Dwarven Master Smiths.