From muscular to stocky.
Pale to golden to brown.
Mostly brown, golden, yellow or white.
History: Long before the Wanderers crossed The Rim there where eleven Dwarven tribes. It’s known both from Dwarven, Ljost Alfar and Drakk Alfar lore that the races interacted, mostly at grandfather Ühmrar’s tribe at Ljostari where they even intermarried with the Drakk Alfar.
Some old lore hint at this being the origin of the Moss'ari tribe, but it’s a falsum for sure, meanwhile others can only point out the multitude of differences between the three races. And when the Vular colonized and renamed Ljostari to Vula it was with such brutality that the entire tribe and island ended up being swallowed when the island sank and a volcano erupted forth. So it’s been impossible to prove the link.
Of the other ten Dwarven tribes, one more, that of grandfather Mulvû’s. Down in Darim, married with the Archaic: Heidel. This is said to be Mulvû’s attempt to match Ühmrar in fame, accomplishment and might, and is the origin of the Izir.
The other nine Dwarven tribes have as such kept from mixing their blood, except for extremely rare marriages out of their own, and then mostly into other Dwarven tribes.
When the swarm it came… Dwarven lost their fame…
City, town, stronghold, and crevasse… empty of sound…
Mile by mile they lost their ground… ores… and joy…
Eventually cutting off… their human girl and boy…
As the Wanderers swarmed the islands and began settling in their lands. Conflicts began to brew and erupt. And as generations passed humans, due their breeding and short lifespan, outnumbered the long-lived Dwarfs. And by sheer numbers they slowly lost their former homes, faith in the wanderers and their own half-breed children Moss'ari and Izir. An distancing that ignited another split down the indigenous older races, Ljost Alfar and Drakk Alfar began to shun Dwarfs. Slowly conflicts built up and all 5 races became more and more distant, and secretive to the others. And war began to break out between the races.
It all ended with the Vornir releasing themselves from the wow of guardianship, leaving it up to the Gods and Boriac if it should continue. The Gods started to scheme and plot to position themselves. But the Boriac stepped out from the Astral and attacked the Vular, Dwarfs and both elven races with such force that Ljostari was consumed and sank into the sea, being replaced by a volcano -said to forever burn their souls.
General Description: Short stocky people who tend to shun other races and its a rare occasion if a non-dwarf enters their domains.
Environment: They generally live in cities, towns, strongholds or laboratories carved out of solid rock. Rarely they do construct from rock elements and extremely seldom do they feel at ease in wood or similar thin or weak constructions.
The live in small tribes or families where a single male takes the leader role and is called father. Each major tribe has one single grandfather.
They have exceptional mining and crafting skills.