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Dwarves are known to be a stocky Fae. They value hard work in everything they do.
In dwarven society there are no real gendered roles, thusly it revolves around the family and the driving desire to be industrious in everything they do. When a dwarf decides to become a parent they will devote themselves to the task.
Regardless of gender the one who chooses to be the caregiver, will also take charge of the home. Cooking and cleaning they will take pride in as those are tasks which still necessitate the wearing of an apron.
Dwarves who willing choose a lifestyle or profession where an apron can be considered gauche or dangerous are looked down on.
Culture and cultural heritage
Dwarves are prideful of their work and their beards. At one point they had tried to use more than two braids or even just a single braid. These attempts usually ended in disaster for the beard.
Shared customary codes and values
Dwarves when they reach an age where they are no longer able to work in their chosen field, will choose to take up some hobby to fill their time as they cannot just seem to sit still for long unless it is with guests. Even when they have guests they tend to putter and try to find things to do with their hands.
Common Etiquette rules
The best way to get along with any dwarf is to be industrious. Dwarves dislike those who willing shirk their duties. The common etiquette when dealing with a dwarf is to never assume their gender. There are some female dwarves who take pride in their beards and there are times when a male dwarf has to shave off his beard in order to grow it out again due to some unforeseen accident which had left it unbalanced.
Common Dress code
You will find dwarves always in an apron of some sort. Whether it is that of an Innkeeper to a blacksmith.
Coming of Age Rites
Dwarves are considered to have come of age when they receive their first true apron. This usually happens around the time they turn one hundred or so. It usually coincides with their decision of profession. The apron signifies what they have chosen to do, as it usually comes with the tools of the trade.
Funerary and Memorial customs
It is customary for a dwarf to be laid to rest with honour. This means in both the first true apron as well as their last. This signifies the changes in their lifetime from the moment they came of age until their passing. It is not uncommon for family members to request patches from the remaining aprons to craft keepsakes out of.
Dwarves consider it taboo to discard any apron they have ever owned no matter how ratty it may appear.
Common Myths and Legends
The myths and legends revolving around the dwarves all come from humans. Their lack of understanding and knowledge, leading to some of the most outlandish tales. Most of which have been repeated so often as to be considered true.