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Fire Dwarf

Written by Pookas Kreations

Fire Dwarves are superficially similar to Azer, because of the spark that resides in the population they are now considered native outsiders. They mostly live in and around volcanoes, hot springs and thermal vents.

Basic Information


In form they appear as a Dwarf wreathed in fire. This fire is usually where hair grows (head, and arms), and is mostly illusionary for the common people. Those with stronger ties to the elemental plane of fire can control their fire and make it manifest as true fire.

Biological Traits

Fire dwarves that are in-tune to their element live longer the closer they dwell to it. The ruling class (royal family, mages and priests) have dwellings nearest to lava flows and the common people farthest from it.

Ecology and Habitats

Any land, usually near a volcano or hot vents.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Their favorite food is the lava worms that frequent deep lava flows. They rarely eat anything cold and the heat of the food won't harm them. Some fire dwarves especially close to the element will even drink lava or molten metal.

Biological Cycle

They don't do well in cool or cold climates.

Additional Information

Social Structure

Their society is like the Spartans. It is has a military/guild-like structure, everyone has their place and you rise by either merit or family connections.

Facial characteristics

They have an angular facial structure.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Any land, especially near volcanoes, lava, heat vents or geysers. Their main population is on Volcanus above Teranik.

Average Intelligence

Fire Dwarves have an above average intelligence.

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Darkvision and firesight.

Symbiotic and Parasitic organisms

Fire dwarves are linked to the element of fire, they each are born with a spark of fire. This spark is alive of itself, so could be considered a parasite. Only royals and magic users are usually able to make a connection to their spark. This spark commonly resides near their heart, but can also reside near their third eye (mage/cleric)

Civilization and Culture

Naming Traditions

As Dwarf in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook.   Male Names: Dolgrin, Grunyar, Harsk, Kazmuk, Morgrym, Rogar.   Female Names: Agna, Bodill, Ingra, Kotri, Rusilka, Yangrit.

Courtship Ideals

Weddings of most mid-level to high-level people are arranged. Low-level depends on the families involved. Some arrangements can be bought-off as long as face isn't lost on either side.

Relationship Ideals

As long as the relationship is agreed upon with the families involved, then all is good. Males are allowed lenience in this area up until the year before their marriage is consummated, although high-born women are expected to stay chaste until this date.

Average Technological Level

Volcanus has a developing culture in the Engineering age that is on the brink of the Technologic age. This society is powered by fire, usually with steam, elementals or a combination.

Major Language Groups and Dialects

Dwarven and Ignan are the most common. Although any language from nearby allies an enemies can be spoken as well.

Common Etiquette Rules

Fire Dwarves are gruff and passionate appear to be a stern and dour race, but only to outsiders, with family and friends their true nature is shown. It could be said that their history shapes the dark disposition of many dwarves, for they reside in dangerous areas of Aquatica.

Common Dress Code

They prefer to wear sturdy utilitarian clothes, preferably fireproof.

Culture and Cultural Heritage

They have created a military-like guild structure for their society.

Common Taboos

Abuse of an elemental. Murder of said elemental.


During the Chaos Wars, a coastal city of dwarves were affected by a sea battle between the Atlanteans and Seafolk. As a result of this battle a dimensional tear opened up to the elemental plane of fire. A group of fire elementals were pulled through and trapped on Aquatica.

After the battle they weren't able to return and were drawn to the heat from a nearby volcano. They made a pact with the clerics and ruling family to share their island and for mutual protection. This eventually led to the communal/parasitic partnership that they enjoy presently.

Even though it appears to be a master/slave relationship to outsiders, it is a partnership. Elementals have rights and responsibilities the same as any dwarf does.

Fire Dwarves are a gruff and passionate but stern race, they carve their cities from living volcanoes. More than any other race, dwarves have acquired a reputation as dour and humorless artisans of the earth, but only to outsiders, with family and friends their true nature is shown. It could be said that their history shapes the dark disposition of many dwarves, for they reside in or near volcanoes and dangerous realms below the earth, constantly at war with Atlanteans, Lizardfolk, Naga, most Seafolk and the horrors of Terranik.

Common Myths and Legends

Merging of the spark.

Interspecies Relations and Assumptions

Their closest allies are Earth Dwarves and Dragons. Enemies of Atlanteans, and most aquatic races.
Genetic Ancestor(s)
Scientific Name
Homo Dverger Ignas
Earth Dwarves are similar to fire dwarves, but they aligned with an Earth Elemental instead of a Fire Elemental.
400+ years (royals), 100 years (commoners)
Average Height
4' 6"
Average Weight
165 lbs
Average Physique
They have a short, stocky, muscular build.
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Ruddy skin tone, with various shades of red hair. As a right of passage they receive red oriculam tattoos.
Related Ethnicities
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