""YER LATE, ELF!" came the rough edge of a familiar voice. Bruenor Battlehammer walked up to the back of his dead foe, disregarding the fact that the heavy monster lay on top of his elven friend. In spite of the added discomfort, the dwarf's long, pointed, often-broken nose and gray-streaked though still-fiery red beard came as a welcome sight to Drizzt. "I knew I'd find ye in trouble if I came out an' looked for ye!"" - R.A. Salvatore, The Crystal Shard
Kingdoms rich in ancient grandeur, halls carved into the roots of mountains, the echoing picks and hammers in deep mines and blazing forges, a commitment to clan and tradition, and a burning hared of goblins and orcs-- these common threads unite all dwarves.
Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 2.
Short and StoutEdit
Bold and hardy, dwarves are known as skilled warriors, miners, and workers of stone and metal. Though they stand well under 5 feet tall, dwarves are so broad and compact that they can weigh as much as a human standing nearly two feet taller. THeir courage and endurance are also easily a match for any of the larger folk. Dwarven skin ranges from deep brown to a paler hue tinged with red, but the most common shader are light brown or deep tan, like certain tones of earth. Their hair, worn long but in simple styles, is usually black, gray, or brown, though paler dwarves often have red hair. Male dwarves value their beards highly and groom them carefully.
Relations to other races
A dwarf's name is granted by clan elder, in accordance with tradition. Every proper dwarven name has been used and reused down through the generations. a dwarf's name belongs to the clan, not to the inividual. A dwarf who misuses or brings shame to a clan name is stripped of the name and forbidden by law to use and dwarven name in it's place.
Male Names: Adrik, Alberich, Baern, Barendd, Brottor, Bruenor, Dain, Darrak, Delg, Everk, einkil, Fargrim, Flint, Gardain, Harbek, Kildrak, Morgran, Orsik, Oskar, Rangrim, Rurik, Taklinn, Thoradin, Thorin, Tordek, Traubon, Travok, Ulfgar, Veit, Vondal.
Female Names: Amber, Artin, Audhild, Bardryn, Dagnal, Diesa, Eldeth, Falkrunn, Fnellen, Gunnloda, Gurdis, Helja, Hlin, Kathra, Kristryd, Ilde, Liftrasa, Mardred, Riswynn, Sannl, Torbera, Torgga, Vistra.
Clan Names: Balderck, Battlehammer, Brawnanvil, Dankil, Fireforge, Frostbeard, Grorunn, Holderhek, Ironfist, Loderr, Luehr, Rumnaheim, Strakeln, Torunn, Ungart.
Hill Dwarf (Subrace)Edit
As a hill dwarf, you have keen senses, deep intuition, and a remarkable resilience. The gold dwarves of Faerûn in their mighty southern kingdom are hill dwarves.
Ability Score Adjustment: Your Wisdom score is increased by 1.
Mountain Dwarf (Subrace)Edit
As a mountain dwarf, you're strong and hardy, accustomed to a difficult life in rugged terrain. You're probably on the tall side (for a dwarf), and tend toward lighter coloration. THe shield dwarves of northern Faerûn are mountain dwarves.
Ability Score Adjustments: Your Strength score is increased by 2.