Twenty generations. That was the agreement. But still, our people cry out for a freedom they will likely never see.
Common KnowledgeThe Blackhill Dwarves of Haven have had a long, well-recorded history as both rulers and slaves. Like all Dwarves, they originate from the Northern continent of Moorwald and were the first of Dwarvenkind to successfully make the journey to the new continent. They took little time to rest before they began their conquest across the Throat of the World, claiming any and all land they could from the native Humans. It was only by the combined force of Mankind and their Goliath kin that halted the Dwarves conquest.
BlackhillsOriginally known as the Udirkith, the Blackhill Dwarves earned their namesake from mining the black mountains of Haven. These mountains, according to the ancient Dwarves, were too small to be considered true mountains and were mockingly named the "Blackhills of Haven".
History of the Blackhill Dwarves
PrehistoryArrival to Haven, estimated 520 PH.
First Conquest, estimated 530 PH.
Growth Rate & Stages
Able to live hundreds of years, Dwarves reach sexual maturity around their twentieth year of age. They are not culturally considered adult until passing their thirtieth year.
Geographic Origin and Distribution
Originating originally from Moorwald, true Blackhill Dwarves can only be found within Haven. Claiming the Solemn Expanse as their home, they can also be found scattered across the Verdant Expanse and the Throat of the World.
Home CitiesSeawatch and Graystone is the home to the highest population of Blackhill Dwarves.
Civilization and Culture
Major Language Groups and Dialects
TelvnolOriginally a language only spoken by nobility, it is now known as "Blacktongue" or "Slavetongue" by the Dwarven people and is primarily spoken by Blackhill Dwarves. Its words are more fluid than that of Ilromnol but still harsh.
- Most Dwarves can live upwards to 250 years of age.
- Average Height
- Around 4 feet.
- Average Weight
- Average of 160 pounds.
- Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
- The skin of the Blackhill Dwarves varies from a dark gray to deep ebony, a trait gained from living underground for countless generations. It is common for both genders to decorate their bodies in various, rune-inspired tattoos of vibrant colors to contrast their dark skin with the most common tattoo color being reds or blues.
- Related Myths
Keepers of HistoryDespite generations of slavery, the Blackhill Dwarves still keep meticulous care when recording their racial history. This fact has made them a great resource to historians of any race that wishes to delve into their own racial history. Sadly, this drive to record their history is also abused by the nobility of Ravenpeak that will use them as Tome-Slaves tasked with the eternal duty of recording the history of everything.
Ay', we may forget, but our stones will not.
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