From muscular to stocky.
Pale to golden to brown.
Mostly brown, golden, yellow or white.
“Older than most, these short legged nuggets of living rock, are the core of legend.”
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 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.
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 , 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.
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Of the other ten Dwarven Houses, 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.down in
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.
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.
Utari was king of the 3rd Houseof
Findon was king of the 4th Houseof
In Ugren stands
Markeoy was king of the 5th Houseof
East Fjella was king of the 6th Houseof
West Fjella was king of the 7th Houseof
Findon was king of the 8th Houseof
In Ugren at
Mealis was king of the 9th Houseof
In Pearlin at the South side of reaching out into the
Dalip was king of the 10th Houseof
In Bowei lies the and at their East end lies the Realm of . With a great harbour carved into the rocky shore of
Naldar was king of the 11th Houseof
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 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 theall the five Races have also become remote to Humans and Vular never regained their might.
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General Description: Short stocky people who tend to shun other races and its a rare occasion if a non-dwarf enters their domains.
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.
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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 can see in utter darkness.
Last Updated on 2022-12-05 by IoM-Christian