Durgar Species in Numidius | World Anvil


The Durgar, also known as gray dwarves, are a subterranean Durinian race whose appearance and genetics are somewhat similar to that of dwarves. They are endemic to the Underdark, often near active volcanic spots, but can also be seen in the Amadel Mountains.

Basic Information


Durgars are almost identical to dwarves in their anatomy, but their skin is thicker, much paler, and consisting only of shades of gray. Their eyesight is considered to be poor, even in comparison to other Durinian races. Another characteristic of the Durgar is their facial hair, which is always pearly white, in contrast to other Durininans who show great variations in both hues and shades.

Genetics and Reproduction

Biologically speaking, Durgar reproduction and method of genetic proliferation is identical to that of the dwarves. However, due to their different social structure it revolves more around the community rather than the original creators and their ancestry. Newborns are created as needed by the community, and not by kinship, and are shaped by the entire community, or by representatives if it is too big. The process is also less ceremonial, and viewed as a necessity rather than a proof of friendship.

Civilization and Culture


The true origins of the durgar are mostly unknown. The Dwarven Saga does not mention their inception or early civilizations, only later conflicts and disputes.   The earliest evidence of a durgar settlement is found in the Southern Amadels; the presence of native mind altering substances and biologically active plants in virtually any dwelling in it suggests that the first durgar were altered in some way or form, though no further evidence exists to corroborate this theory.   According to the durgar societies and lore they were created by the titan Durin, with them too writing their own version of the saga with a similar structure. However, it seems to focus almost solely on war and conquests, omitting the people themselves; this includes the lack of any mentions of name, age, gender, or any other information that can be used to distinguish between individuals.
Current Date: 25th of Erlsum 1572
Genetic Ancestor(s)
Scientific Name
T. Anima Cinereus
Geographic Distribution


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