Dwarves of the Empire

Dwarven Creation Myth; 

Moradin carved the first dwarves out of stone to help in his grand workshop. They did his bidding, but they had no grace. The Stone Dwarves were strong to help Moradin, but they were clumsy. It was not enough. So Moradin sculpted the new Dwarves out of clay, and laid them in the sun to dry. And the Clay Dwarves were dextrose and nimble, for they loved to chase the rays of the sun. But they were no match in strength for the First Dwarves. Finally, Moradin made a slurry of Stone and Clay. And he made from them, Dwarves of great potential. Dwarves with the strength of stone, the slick of clay. Dwarves who could choose. So Moradin set them out unto the world to make great works of their own. And though some preferred the sound of plains-wind, or the company of the mountain, all Dwarves were great in the eyes of Moradin  

  • All dwarves, regardless of gender have the ability to grow a voluptuous, long beard. Some dwarves, for whatever reasons, chose to trim and groom themselves in various styles of facial hair, again regardless of gender.  
  • Dwarven communities who spend lots of time around humans often have trends of Female dwarves trimming or shaving their facial hair, to be more conforming with human beauty customs 
  • Hill dwarves in general do not have the same beef that Mountain dwarves have with Orcs and Half-orcs, as many live side by side with them in the plains. While there are no less bands of violent, pillaging Orc-kin, Hill dwarves hold no generational hatred for them  
  • Duregar (dark dwarves), unlike their surface-dwelling cousins, get along wonderfully with their elven counterparts, the Drow. Drow and Duregar share a nice camaraderie with each other, even though Duregar aren't as religiously organized and do not worship Loth 

Dwarves of the Empire

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