genders grow beards
If hard-headedness had a physical manifestation, it would
be the Dwarf. Their lack of physical dexterity is a mirror
of their stubborn nature and iron will. Dwarves are remarkably
pessimistic compared to the other two "height challenged"
races (Gnomes and Halflings).
What they lack in sunny disposition, however, they make up
for in stamina and discipline.
While not overly concerned with appearance, the growth and
grooming of ones beard is of such import that it has become
not just a symbol of dignity and pride for the owner, but
it can be a recognized symbol of status among the more organized
dwarven societies. Because the beards of females do not grow
as thick or long as males, they adopted the art of intertwining
thin threads of precious metals and beaded gems into their
beard. This practice is most common among those females seeking
Dwarves are adept at fighting and, despite their cynicism,
carousing. Their love for strong spirits is as powerful and
profound as the offensive odors that Dwarves are known to
generate; it is the unwise person who gets between a Dwarf
and his or her ale. Dwarves have a lifespan to rival that
of the Elven species, a fact that may be accredited to the
theory that the gods created the Dwarves from the very bones
of the earth.
See the race charts for answers
to all of your biological questions!
Some famous Dwarves in history:
Dabrush, Farn Emdarson, Galen Hammerstone, the Fire Mage Mibgluc
Did you know?
The pride of the Dwarf resides in his or her beard, as do
small woodland animals, on occasion.