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Defenders of the mountain passes, the dwarves are a tough breed of folk with a love of fine brew and a fondness for 'bashin' the heads o' evildoers.'
Distantly related to the vile duergar, the dwarves are shorter than the average human but decidedly broader and stronger. As an example, dwarven folk who want to make an impact on their human companions will not hesitate to lift small livestock over their heads and proceed to bench press the poor beast. The females are only slightly less fierce in this regard. Their features vary from clan to clan, but reddish-tinged hair seems to be the norm, with a human-range of colours in the eyes and skin.
It should be noted that, with nearly no exceptions, dwarves on the whole are fanatically protective and proud of their beard. A male dwarf does not shave his facial hair from puberty onward and at best will clip it to give it some semblence of order. Many dwarves braid or otherwise decorate their beards as marks of status or honour. This practise varies from clan to clan.
Dwarven PC stats have the following modifiers applied (note: these racial modifications not only alter your character's original stats, but also the maximum attainable with equipment [18+modifier] and the meta shop [25+modifier].)
Good or Neutral
Infravision, Resist Poison, Edged Weapon skill, and Gem Cutting.