Gamil and his people can trace their lineage back to the first forge-priests. The dwarven clans considered oration and storytelling to be a fine art, especially for those who could not hold their drink. The Rune Masters learned to forge the dwarven records into runes they carved. For Gamil and his family they have even begun recording the human histories into runes.
While learning of runes and their significance, Gamil had found his way to the secreted works. Here among the stone columns were recorded the descriptions of places now in ruins, of great creatures, places of power, and even a few notes to otherworldly places. Gamil's fascination with the humans had drawn him to a particular reference of power.
Though not particulary detailed it did mention that it was several centuries old. Few who had ventured there, had safely returned. The humans said the place was haunted but the dwarves recorded superstition differently. There was an old power there several hundreds of years old (The warding stones had been established then.) The only other detail mentioned was that the warding stones allowed individuals to move between the two locations.
What the old power was, was never mentioned. How to activate the gateway was not mentioned either. The place was certainly not elven nor dwarven and its origin continue remain a mystery. One interesting note was a reference to utilizing the river for travel and trade.
When Gamil left to come to the Village, he purposely made his journey such that he came across this place of power. He searched amongst the ruins for several days, exploring and recording his findings. In the basement or dungeon of this hidden location, he found a cavern, a few hundred feet below ground. On the far side from the entry way were a series of standing stones.
These stones were roughly hewn, quite possibly from the cavern walls where he now stood. The stone workmanship showed rough understanding of tools and cutting but lacked the refined and polished nature of the dwarven craftsman. However it was evident to Gamil that the place held power and that the pillars contained that power now.
The power resided in the stones and in the carvings on the stones. Gamil recorded the stone carvings and locations of the stones. Not entirely certain what to do next, he figured it best to get onto his assignment in the Village. Remembering the rune records recording details about the river, Gamil selected carvings in the stones that related to what he thought was the river and sailing and trading.
Gamil must have done something right because he found himself on the shores of the river near the Village. He has not tried to return to the cavern as he has yet to decipher which carvings would likely be direct to that location
Timeline: Hundreds of Years Ago