Kodos 11:46 am
According to legend the first two Dwarves in Asul created by Moradin were Armok and Inenrithol Moradintilat.
Kodos 11:47 am
Inenrithol's sons and descendants became the Inengar, the Hill Dwarves of the Highlands. They're a different culture largely so we don't talk about them now. The seven sons of Armok gave rise to the seven houses/clans of the Onolgar, the Mountain Dwarves. When most people talk about Dwarves they mean the Onolgar.
Each of the seven houses have their own high king, and all of Dwarfdom was traditionally ruled by a single Grand King who the others were subserviant to.
Kodos 11:49 am
The Dwarves are legalistic and traditional people. Lawful with few exceptions. They have the Lore, which is a mix of tradition, history, lore, and law. Thing the Haditha in Islam. And Sharia. People look to the Lore for guidance and life tips and how to live their lives. Disputes are settled by non-lethal duels/brawls or more commonly for important things, by consulting a Toralzuden - a Loremaster.
Dwarves are somewhat patriarchal but not as much as in other fantasy settings. Women can and do reach positions of authority and generally society treats them no differently. The only real gender defined roles are that only women become Bards and only men become Loremasters.
Kodos 11:51 am
Dorf bards know all the songs and histories of the Lore, and of course a wide and dizzying array of bawdy drinking songs.
Each Dwarven Fortress is ruled by a king/queen who answers to no one except the king/queen of their house/clan and who themselves answers only to the Grand King.
The Wars of the Dragon, Therion's rise to power in modern day Therion, fucked over the Dwarves.
More fortresses were there than in any place besides Vetrheim. So lots of mountainhomes were destroyed and adamantine and cold iron mines lost.
Sean Wager 11:53 am
Didn't he fuck up the high king too?
Kodos 11:55 am
The Gusildurad lost all of their royalty and nearly all their mountanhomes. A lot of the other houses/clans also got fucked over severely. The Grand King and his whole family were eaten, and the Zuntirsamam house/clan surrendered to Therion and are now hated by all of Dwarfdom. The only living descendant of the Gusildurad royalty also works for Therion, High Queen Allas Raduk Gusildurad. Therion likes her more than the Zuntirsamam guy since she has giant tits, wears dresses much too small for her, and is fun and funny and not boring.
So Dwarfdom is scattered and lost. There was nothing in Lore for what to do about this.
Kodos 12:00 pm
The seven houses are the Emenontak, the Gusildurad, the Nisgaknil, the Raldurad, the Romekdurad, the Voladurad, and the Zuntirsamam. The Zuntirsamam went traitor, the Gusildurad have few mountainhomes and no surviving royalty since the High Queen is in Therion, and Raldurad were evne more thoroughly wiped out.
The Nisgaknil live mostly in Vetrheim, the Voladurad are mostly in the north and Sigmar and are assholes and friends with the Cuthbertines, and so on.
Sean Wager 12:01 pm
Aren't most dorfs assholes?
Kodos 12:01 pm
And most Loremasters and Bards are of the opinion that if you are miserable than you are interpreting the Lore wrong because Moradin wants you to be happy. Productive, but happy.
Kodos 12:02 pm
And te Dwarves have little classism.
The King/Queen is expected to be a father/mother to the people and to work, fight, and generally do all the same things.
Sean Wager 12:02 pm
They don't kill all nobles?
Kodos 12:03 pm
No. Other than being in a position of power the nobility is not any different from the commmon folk.
Only the Nisgaknil get Strange Moods, and really only those in Vetrheim in particular. But all Dwarves are master crafters.
Sean Wager 12:04 pm
What is their attitude towards outsiders
Kodos 12:04 pm
Not counting the Voladurad who are dicks
Most don't mind outsiders although Dwarves live a long time and are very slow to form close friendships. They don't hate the Elves but do see them as efette and kind of crazy.
What kind of faggots live in a forest, work with wood, and are physically incapable of growing beards?
Dwarves don't have a homosexuality taboo - although family is supe rimportant. So if you are the last of your family you are expected to suck it up and have kids.
And intermarrying with Humans is seen as okay, again assuming you have someone else to carry on the family name
But as a matter of practice it happens rarely since while Dwarves don't mind fucking humans, again slow to form that sort of bond.
Kodos 12:06 pm
So most humans don't live long enough.
Sean Wager 12:06 pm
Can they crossbreed with elves?
Kodos 12:06 pm
Maybe? No half-dwarves though. Same with humans.
The idea is that they probably can reproduce with humans.
But the kid would be the race of the mother.
Sean Wager 12:07 pm
I figured it'd be like a shortish human/tallish dorf
Kodos 12:07 pm
And maybe a bit squat/busty/tall/stocky depending on the mixture, but not enough to be considered racially distinct.
if the mom was a dwarf the kid would be a somewhat taller and 'thin' dorf.
If the mom was human the kid would be a bit stocky and short.
The hammer is the weapon and symbol of the onolgar, the axe of the inengar.
Kodos 12:08 pm
Paladins of Moradin are known as Hammers.
And while Moradin has clerics
He hs no temples, per se.
His temples are the central forges of a mountainhome.
Sean Wager 12:09 pm
Do they use magma forges?
Kodos 12:09 pm
Racism against Dwarves is generally rare among Humans.
Since unlike Elves, they have a more human-like culture
And they produce more useful things than elves who mostly make art
Kodos 12:11 pm
And whle Dwarves aren't any more likely to be beautiful than humans are - no + to cha
Dwarf women do tend to be stacked. Voluptuous builds are common.
Given a choice between losing his arm r his beard
a dwarf would need a few minutes to think about it
Sean Wager 12:11 pm
Can't he just grow a new one
Kodos 12:12 pm
But it is a major symbol of masculinity and racial and cultural identity.
He would choose the beard.
But he would need a few minutes to think about it
Because the gut reaction is basically the same as "oh god they want to mutilate my dick"
Unless she specifically had a thing for the exotic appeal of non-dwarves
No dwarf woman would go for a beardless human
Sean Wager 12:13 pm
They probably wouldn't go near an elf then
Kodos 12:13 pm
That's part of the idea too.
They may be willing to be friends with elves and stuff
But romance is unlikely since they are so different and physically lack a lot of important cultural things.
Sure an elf woman may have a great rack, but she doesn't have the kind of hips or ass a hot dwarf would have.
And while a human may not either
Humans at least can have that kind of build.
Same for beards.
Sure not all human men have beards
But they can.
So a Dwarf woman knows that if she thinks a human male is good looking
If they had a romantic relationship and she asked, he could grow a beard for her.
Kodos 12:15 pm
Dwarves are lawful by way of their adherence and value on tradition, community, law, and methodology.
But they aren't boring lawful.
Sean Wager 12:16 pm
What if he had a shameful secret, he can't grow a beard well
Kodos 12:16 pm
They drink, they have casual sex, they party, etc.