Dwarves

The Race

Dwarves

The dwarven races include the lowland or hill ( adurek), highland or mountain ( rurok), and stone ( durvalk) dwarves. Most dwarves are distrustful of outsiders and have a fierce racial pride. Whether this developed over years of isolation, or forced them into isolation in the first place, is debatable. Dwarves are skilled craftsmen, mountaineers and knowledgeable guides and trackers.

All dwarves speak the Dwarven language.

The Myth of Creation

In one dwarven myth, it was the Founder who came out of the universe’s primal rock and made the other gods to serve as his companions. The other gods then made requests of the Founder on what each desired, including the physical world, the intelligent beings, and the plants and animals. The Founder agreed, and began to fill the universe with such creations. Yet, as he did so, the gods grew afraid that the Founder would fill the universe with so much matter that there would not be enough room for it all. In this story, the Founder realizes that, without his attention, the strain on the foundation of the universe would be so great as to potentially unravel his works. Thus, the universe needed caretakers. Therefore, his greatest creation was the dwarven race, made to dwell among the mountains and caverns of the world, ensuring that the weight of the world did not collapse on itself.

Dwarves

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