Dwarf (Races Help)
Dwarves are a hearty race with a long and tumultuous history.
While their deep mines and glittering mountain halls have quieted over
the centuries, they remain a powerful, insular people as known for their
skill in battle as they are for their ability in crafting both metal and
stone. In a fight, they are strong and sturdy, often being the last to
fall in a long melee. In turn, they are not particularly fleet of foot,
or adept at learning to use magic.
Dwarves are a temperamental folk. Their pride, loyalty, and
stubbornness are legendary in the same way that their axes are feared.
While they tend to look out for themselves first and others second, the
children of Mahal have aligned themselves with the Council of Elrond and
generally stand with the other Free Races against Sauron.
Not much is known of Khuzdul, the dwarven language; it is common
knowledge, though, that the word for 'dwarves' is 'khazâd,' and that a
single dwarf is a 'khuzd.' Little else is willingly taught to others.