Cygne is a fairly large city which hugs the slopes of the Eastern Tail of the Ridgeback mountains. It is, partially, carved into mountains and has maintained, for generations, an active mining community. Due to this fact, a large percentage of its population is dwarves, followed by elves, humans, and then halflings.
Currently, the human (and now Daoine-Speir) city of Treth has settled near Cygne, where it has wintered and continued to prepare for its further advancement into Elven territory. The mines are active, and Daoine-Human alliance seems to have strengthened the fortifications over the winter. Possibly, they are hoping to actually hold the city.
Unknown to most, the ancient network of dwarven tunnels connects to the mines of Cygne. Many dwarves, through the years, have used them to escape into the Uncut Forest.