Dwarves are short, stocky demi-humans, known for their foul tempers. They often prefer building their cities underground, and enjoy working with the earth. Dwarves are excellent miners, and possess more detailed knowledge on gems and metalsmithing than any other race. They can easily be identified by the long beards that both males and females alike wear proudly.
While Dwarves are not as smart as some of the other races, they are usually wiser due to their long lifespans. Their great physical strength and stamina makes them resistant to the effects of poison, disease, and magic, and centuries of working underground have given the Dwarves a keen ability to see in the dark. While they are excellent fighters, Dwarves are not very dexterous and often distrust the use of magical spells.