Deep Dwarves are dwarves who rarely come near to the surface. Many dwarven holds are ancient and have halls that are far below the surface and after generations dwarves who live in these places take on a slightly gray complexion. These dwarves are more suspicious of surface dwellers and are secretive even for dwarves.
Falfa, Felda, Andacka, Wenda, Krata, Vata, Zata
Falf, Feld, Andack, Gorm, Krat, Lorm, Wend
Trell, Forl, Yord, Borl
Dwarves use clan names which are usually named after a great deed or item of great importance. Therefore their are no common family names.
Major language groups and dialects
Deep dwarves usually speak Kazak and it is rare to find a deep dwarf speaking Uzuk.
Culture and cultural heritage
Deep dwarves have a strong tradition of drinking and feasting. It is at these celebrations where much of the formality of their day to day selves are replaced with a more jovial attitude. Music is more upbeat, more extravagant clothes are adorned and physical contact is more common. Hugs between friends are common for example. These feasts are very common with a feast usually held after every fortnight.
Shared customary codes and values
Deep dwarves are a very traditionalist society. Dwarven traditions are very important to them and they adhere to a strict social ranking. Clans are paramount and to be removed from your clan is the highest dishonor. Many clanless dwarves choose to leave their hold than suffer the indignity of being clanless.
Common Etiquette rules
Deep dwarves are very conscious of personal space. A hand shake is a sig of great friendship between dwarves and a forearm clasp is the sign that two dwarves hold each other in the highest regard. Hand holding between couples is accepted, but kisses and hugs are considered improper and are frowned upon.
Common Dress code
Deep dwarves adopt a long tunic which reaches to the floor. This is used by both men and women and is usually elaborately tailored with exquisite patterns. These tunics are typically grey but will often have vibrant colours sewn in to the fabric in hems and seams as well as collar decoration.
Art & Architecture
Deep dwarves adopt a grand simplicity in their architecture with large vaulted halls and sharp angles. As for art their music is slow and often melancholy but not always, they are also partial to grand tapestries which depict significant moments of dwarven history.
Birth & Baptismal Rites
When a baby is born deep dwarves will celebrate with a a feast. The baby will be passed around the babes clan who will in turn present the babe with a gift for use in their life and a blessing. the gifts are traditionally useful items such as knives and tools which the babe will make use of in their adulthood.
Coming of Age Rites
When a deep dwarf comes of age at the age of 60 they are thrown a feast and are presented to the clan elder. The clan elder will bless them and they will be presented with a rune stone which reflects their personality. These rune stones will be varying in their capacity ranging from light stones to load stones.
Funerary and Memorial customs
Deep dwarves have similar traditions for burial as most dwarves. The dead are entombed in stone and placed in great catacombs. Each clan will have their own catacomb which will often be immensely large.