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Mountain dwarf

The "original" dwarf, living inside and under mountains. Used to the more dimmer lit areas of underground living.     They are very proud of their mountain homes and it often takes multiple centuries until a mountain home, or dwarven fortress as they are sometimes called, is finished due to the amount of effort and work the dwarves put into building these places. Beautiful carvings and meticulously designed epic halls are a part of every good mountain home. When besieged, a mountain home can survive for years or even decades if they shut their gates due to the nature of close to fully being self sufficient; one must break down the gates and assault the fortress if one hopes to have faster results.   It is often rumoured that the mountain dwarves build secret entry and escape routes into their mountain homes that only another dwarf could recognise, apparently they also build well designed traps that can be activated at the pull of a lever to repel more stubborn enemies.   Mountain dwarves are famous for their hospitality, often throwing grand feasts for their guests and giving them some of their best quarters to sleep in.

Naming Traditions

Feminine names

Kulet, Nicol, Feb, Sedil, Byolla, Baldis, Sigrun, Malla, Nis, Oivor, Hera, Nomi

Masculine names

Urist, Gabil, Tholig, Izeg, Alak, Bidok, Anam, Zustash, Ugath, Andri, Skafar, Torhethin, Dwalin, Dwain, Rathspori, Fulla, Thorin

Family names

Oakshield, Basalt, Obsidian, Brimfrost, Greybeard, Shatterstorm, Hilldeguard, Windfall, Windbreaker, Giantbane

Culture

Major language groups and dialects

Dwarven

Shared customary codes and values

Dwarves often have large feasts with the rest of the fortress or mountain home in grand dining halls.

Common Etiquette rules

When friends meet each other they grab each others right arm and pull each other closer into a rough sort of hug.

Funerary and Memorial customs

Dwarves that have passed on, get buried in well made stone sarcophagi that rest in large halls of the dead.

Common Taboos

Tossing a dwarf is a big taboo. Touching a dwarfs beard is only allowed by the person they are intimate with, if anyone else does it, it is seen as a major insult.

Ideals

Gender Ideals

The men often have long and braided beards and hair that they decorate with various gems or metal, whatever one can afford.   The women often have hair that is braided with intricate detail and designs.

Major organizations

The kingdom of Humbria

Diverged ethnicities
Encompassed species
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