The hardiest of the
races of Elanthia, dwarves are short (usually under
4'6"), stocky and ruddy faced. They have dark,
deep-set eyes with dark, wiry hair. Their beards are
often long and elaborately braided, and are matters
of great pride. Some dwarven females are bearded, some
are not. Dwarves have a natural resistance to certain
forms of elemental magic. Dwarves are neither agile
nor quick of feet. Dwarves are well-known for their
mining, though they keep their gold, silver, mithril
and other mines hidden underground.
Before the Undead War, the dwarves
lived in an empire, the capital city of which was called
Kalaza. Dwarven soldiers returned from Kalaza and brought
the red rot, which wiped out more than half of the population.
Since that day, each clan has lived on their own, paying
no attention to the political affairs of the outside
Famous Dwarves: Khazi Khazar,
Did you know? Kalaza was hidden
after the Undead War, barricaded and hidden by the dwarves
that survived the plague. It is said that only dwarves
now know its location.
See also: Dwarven
History of Dwarves