Dwarves are short and stocky people that traditionally make their homes and take their living from mountainous regions. Known for having a short fuse, long beards, a love of strong beer and mead, their skill at mining and metalworking and coveting precious metals and gems, dwarves are surly, yet respected individuals.
Not all dwarves share their species’ traditional values and there is a growing internal friction between the two groups.
Born in the generations after The Shattering, these young upstarts have embraced technology and the opportunities to mix and mingle with the other intelligent species they encounter.
Radicalists shun the old ways and prefer to live life out in the open, away from the old mountain fortresses and mines of their ancestors. Some even shave their faces!
Dwarves are long lived and many of them can remember life before The Shattering. They long for the days when things were simple and all they had to worry about were collapsing tunnels and sour beer. Traditionalists are insular and xenophobic, preferring to stay underground, giving short shrift to any that disturb their lifestyle.