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Roughened shapes of tempered steel, dwarves are creatures that are not to be trifled with. Burly and powerful, stout and proud, their round expansive forms take more space than they should. Ample arms encompassed by thick skin settle on broad sides that leave little space for movement.

Dwarves are creatures of strength. These hardy folks carry themselves with a sense of deliverance, unseen in other races. Their demeanor reflects much of their looks with healthy frowns over broad and prominent brows and cheeks.

Male dwarves have long and elaborate beards'a dwarf's most precious possession. They braid it, groom it, and sometimes even name it. Beards to a dwarf are just as important to them as their hands or heads. Thick noses separate their almost unseen eyes, hidden as they are under their brow.

Female dwarves have clearer faces; slightly less pronounced features, yet still robust in nature. They have long flowing hair that they often bind with metallic bands along its length. When close, the fairer skin makes it easy to differentiate them from their male counterparts; however, from a distance it is a guessing game at best.

With their thick robust bellies and powerful round legs, dwarves are small mountains that move and fierce bulls to confront.

NWN specifics

  • Favored Class: Fighter
  • Racial Qualities:
    • Ability Adjustments: +2 Constitution, -2 Charisma
    • Darkvision
    • Defensive Training vs. Giants
    • Stonecunning
    • Hardiness vs. Poisons
    • Hardiness vs. Spells
    • Offensive Training vs. Goblinoids
    • Offensive Training vs. Orcs
    • Skill Affinity (Lore)