Dwarf

Appearance:

Build:

From muscular to stocky.

Height: (cm)

Females: 140-155

Males: 150-165

Weight: (kg)

Females: 70-85

Males: 75-100

Lifespan: (yr)

Females: 420-425

Males: 410-415

Skin:

Pale to golden to brown.

Hair:

Mostly brown, golden, yellow or white.

Eyes:

Any. 

Language:

  • REALMISH
  • NIMZAXIAN
  • WESTRIL
  • ILEISH
  • OL-DARIN
  • HIGH-ARLINIAN
  • VULARIAN
  • OST-ARLIAN
  • THA-ARLIAN
  • SOUTH-DARIN
  • RIM-DARIN
  • EAST-DARIN
  • WEST-DARIN
  • UPPER-DARIN
  • MAARKISH
  • FINDONIAN
  • EAST-FJELLAS
  • WEST-FJELLAS
  • EAST-DALISH
  • WEST-DALISH
  • LOW-NALDAN
  • HIGH-NALDAN
  • NORTH-UTAR
  • SOUTH-UTAR
  • NORTH-SKOGISH
  • EAST-SKOGISH
  • UPPER-SKOGISH
  • SOUTH-SKOGISH
  • WEST-SKOGISH
  • CENTRAL-SKOGISH

Culture:

Legend

“Older than most, these short legged nuggets of living rock, are the core of legend.”

Skjald Ulrich

 

History

Long before the Wanderers crossed The Rim there where eleven Dwarven Houses. It’s known both from Dwarven, Ljost Alfar and Drakk Alfar lore. That the Races interacted, Ühmrar's tribe in Mt. Ljostia Ljostari was the most open and even intermarried with Drakk Alfar. Some old lore hint at this being the origin of the Moss'ari, but it’s not so.

Skjald Sejrik

 

House Ühmrar had been carving a great realm in the belly of Mt. Ljostia for centuries and it was a great thriving realm with some of the best Crafters in the World. Especially famous was their great elaboratly carved smithing hall at the mountains centre. Where they had managed to tame ‘Earths Veins’, as they called the lava floods uncovered. There, not only Dwarfs but Crafters of all Races stood sweating shoulder by shoulder, or sat aside one another Enhancing things, cutting Gems, or ornamenting the finest of things.

Amongst the Races, Dwarfs was highly regarded and the 1st House the most. But, when the Vular came visiting, colonizing and conquering Ljostari. Things began to go awry, and the traffic to their was hindered as pressure for insight in skills and knowledge. When the newcomers announced their Vularian Empire and renamed the Isle to Vula, and the Dwarfs old home to Mt. Vula. The Dwarfs finally had enough and fully armed and armoured they poured out the gates and secret tunnels. In the following conflict, all Races became involved, and the entire Dwarf House was swallowed when Ljostari sank and Mt. Vula erupted. After The Great Invasion, many libraries have been rebuilt, reordered and cataloged anew. Lore hinting of Ühmrar’s tribe managing to escape and set up somewhere else have been found. Some lore also hint of the origin of Lava Imps.

Skjald El Mary

 

Of the other ten Dwarven Houses, Mulvû down in Darin married with the Archaic Heidel and from this came the Izir. This is said to be Mulvû’s attempt to match Ühmrar in fame, accomplishment and might as they where always slightly behind in Dwarfs crafting standards. But in skills as Monster Hunters none surpass the bravery of a Mulvû Dwarf. A feature that came in handy when The Great Invasion occurred.

 

The other nine Dwarven Houses as such kept from mixing their blood, except for extremely rare marriages out of their own House and then mostly into other Dwarven Houses.

Skjald Vinotis

 

The first Kings of the eleven Dwarven Tribes

Ühmrar Zänziliibûhr of Ljostari was king of the 1st House

Seemingly extinct as living Dwarfs.

 

Mulvû Koroztazar of Darin was king of the 2nd House

Resides in Darin.

 

Eröme Legümāfad of Utari was king of the 3rd House

In the centre of Utari at the very crosspoint of Bilza, Hokul, Quigly and Remas lies The Spire

 

Amovir Môllêromi of Findon was king of the 4th House

In Ugren stands Mt. Xiza

 

Gottûr Æêcimylli of Markeoy was king of the 5th House

In the very crosspoint between BraburgEfronObran and Skium Mt. Azül towers high above the sorrounding area. And with Niapids Rivlets to the NorthKirby's Waters to the West, Tortoise Creek to the South and Wickram Marshes to the East.

 

Hämmû Kliptûmir of East Fjella was king of the 6th House

At the Border between Grebi and Tornix and Usai, lies Mt. Pakit and Mt. Pokul  with the great Paok Kettle to the West and Limarrian Plateau to the East.

 

Jorgmûd Vultârrik of West Fjella was king of the 7th House

At the Border between Apal and Claun, Mt. Jilte  lies with Graveyard Valley to the West.

 

Brimbôer Bartōmūk of Findon was king of the 8th House

In Ugren at Mt. Xiza

 

Hrapniiri Fikirötâv of Mealis was king of the 9th House

In Pearlin at the South side of Mt. Pearlin reaching out into the Gemstone Foothills Hrapni Bay

 

Dálálài Jôtûbâr of Dalip was king of the 10th House

In Bowei lies the Diamond Paks and at their East end lies the Realm of . With a great harbour carved into the rocky shore of

 

Hakätamō Ikidöestâ of Naldar was king of the 11th House

At the Border between Jabos and Seviels an area between Mt. Ainam, Azami SpireMt. Bayla and Mt. Umdur. Looming up the mountains from Umdurs Kettle

 

Pitorël Manzüwix of Midgard

At the very Border between FogwaldSarova and Uhmzel lies Mt. Pitor

Skjald Valgrif

 

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…

Skjald Kazumix

 

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 they slowly lost their former homes, faith in the Wanderers, the half-breed children Moss'ari and Izir. A distancing that ignited another split down the indigenous older Races, Ljost Alfar and Drakk Alfar, began to shun Dwarfs. So, slowly tension built up and all 5 races became more and more secretive to the others. Eventually armed conflicts began to break out between the races, firing off a full scale war.

It ended with the Vornir announcing their work flawed and released all their creations Truenames in the Hymn of Truenames. Leaving it up to the Boriac and Gods what should happen. The Gods gladly stepped in and started to scheme and plot to position themselves. But, when Boriacs stepped out of the Astral and into the shadows of our World, attacking Vular, Dwarfs and both Alfar Races. The Gods threw themselves in at different sides, resulting in a clash of such force, that Ljostari was consumed and sank into the The Deep Blue. Replaced by a volcano -said to forever burn their Souls.

Since the end of the War of Elves and Dwarfs all the five Races have also become remote to Humans and Vular never regained their might.

Skjald El Mary

 

General Description: Short stocky people who tend to shun other races and its a rare occasion if a non-dwarf enters their domains.

Skjald Ulrich

 

Cartography

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.

Skjald El Mary

 

Organization

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.

Skjald Yell'a'Beard

 

Special

They can see in utter darkness.

Skjald Sigurd

 

Last Updated on 2022-12-05 by IoM-Christian