Dragons in Dungeons
"Dwarven life is not for the faint. The Deep Roads ring louder each day but still, we mine – for gold, for The Paragons, for glory. It's in our blood, it's in our bones, it's who we are." – Orrin Copper, Imperator Designate of Wyllin
Dwarves are a hearty and robust people who have evolved after centuries living in their cities under the Stark Mountains. Their Empire is grandiose with great, ornamental halls with the echoes of picks and hammers from deeper within the mines and fiery forges blazing day and night. This has made Dwarves great miners, ironworkers, and artisans renowned across Terra. Centuries ago, the Dwarves came together to form an Empire to fight the scourge of Goblins and Druegar that came from deep within the mountain's core. They are a proud and bold people, committed to their clans and traditions and will stand toe to toe with any race regardless of their stature.
Stat Changes: Constitution +2
Age: Dwarves mature slow and are often considered young at 50. On average they live 350-400 years.
Size: Dwarves typically stand between 4 and 5 feet, they have a stout build and are heavier than they appear. Their size is Medium.
Speed: Base walking speed is 25 feet.
Language: Dwarves speak, read, and write Common and Dwarvish. Dwarvish is deliberate and guttural, giving a strong accent when speaking other languages. Some other languages use Dwarvish characters as a base for their own script allowing some ability to translate.
Religion: Most Dwarves pray to The Paragons, great Dwarven Kings of old who built their Empire. Different Paragon dogmas teach different views but typically preach Order, Strength, and Creation to be important values.
Special: Accustomed to life underground, Dwarves have darkvision and advantage on poison saving throws. Dwarves also gain proficiency in one type of artisanal tool: smith's tools, mason's tools, or brewery tools.