The Salt Mines of Jakinta were initially discovered by the Warlord Ivogd. A dabbler in Chlendi spirit summoning, he roamed the hills west of the new port town, looking for possible sources of amberite. After a week of fruitless searching, Ivogd and his band had stopped to rest and discuss giving up the pursuit, when they noticed their horses licking stones at the entrance to a crevice. Slaves were immediatelty brought in, and the enterprise marked the beginning of the regional slave trade from nearby Sofegai (just across the mountains). A year later, Ivogd's brother Foglais took control of mining operations after Ivogd died in a tunnel collapse. Many speculated foul play, and the shaft was closed after workers refused to mine in a haunted region.
To this day, Ivogd's Clan of the Studded Reign controls the vast salt mines, now the leading export of Jakinta (just ahead of white steel).