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Visionary Realms, Inc.By Visionary Realms, Inc.
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Visionary Realms, Inc.By Visionary Realms, Inc.
First created
pledged of $800,000pledged of $800,000 goal
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, February 22 2014 7:40 PM UTC +00:00

The Dwarf

Posted by Visionary Realms, Inc. (Creator)

Industrious Warriors
Origin World: Strontia
Current Homeland: Strontian Mountains
Pantheon: The Holy Strata
Language: Stront
Classes: TBA

The Dwarves of Terminus are stout and industrious miners whose societies have thrived in subterranean kingdoms for centuries. The “underfolke,” (as Elves call them) live most of their lives within the great halls and caverns of their vast underground societies. The stocky and brawny Dwarf physique makes them excellent miners and their affinity for minerals has led them to become masters of metalworking, which in turn allows them to achieve some of the most astounding feats of engineering. Need a hole through a mountain? Rally the dwarves! Because of the many dangers in subterranean realms, Dwarven societies have become compartmentalized with various clans being charged with specific tasks, all contributing to the overall prosperity. The Dwarves are also revered for their mastery of warfare. They are excellent warriors, with each and every citizen being trained in combat on some level. Bolstered by rare materials and superior arms, Dwarven armies are arguably the most powerful to march upon the battlefields of Terminus. For those Dwarves who choose to live beyond the borders of the Strontian Mountains, they are quick to find their skills extremely welcome in nearly every society.

Before they arrived, the Dwarves had long existed beneath their origin world of Strontia, a harsh stormy environment that kept most populations below ground. When their lands appeared on Terminus, the ongoing quakes began to rip their kingdom asunder. Their deities, the gods of the Holy Strata, appeared to them and although with waning strength, offered the last of their arcane powers to stabilize and save the underworld. No longer capable of form, the essences of the deities were imbued into the mountains. The Dwarves directed by the wise and powerful King Udo Ironstorm created temple-tombs for each of these great gods, sealing them all in hopes that their deities might one day return from within. As time went on, the threat of the Ogre raiders was revealed and led to the building of the North Watch, a series of guard towers overlooking Icehammer Steppes. And from the south, Elven scouts had arrived to tell tales of a fragment of the Dwarf realm that had appeared in theirs. Within the forest of Falmyrys a chunk of mountain had appeared and let loose the creatures called the Trolls, an ancient enemy of the Dwarves thought left behind. A Dwarf and Elf alliance was formed and together they began the Troll War. The long conflict resulted in driving the Trolls into the swamplands and a life long alliance with the Elven Kingdom. Soon after, the Humans of Marata were met and through a shared love of warfare and overflowing tankards, another bond was forged. The Dwarves formed mining and trade pacts with each of their allies and that resulted in the creation of the great Trade Roads that have become primary travel routes through the dangerous lands of Celestius.

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    1. Matthew Baldwin on

      glad to see that Dwarves finally got shaman

    2. Trathos on

      I assumed we'd have dwarves, but now that it has been officially confirmed...I'm a happy, happy guy. Looking forward to playing one of my long bearded friends!

    3. Ulfbaen Frostwold on

      Halflings and Gnomes will be the $2 million stretch goal.

    4. CanadinaXegony on

      I see mention of elves....:D hehe glad to see the dwarves are in, and mention of trolls too, that will make a few folks happy. :)

      ~~You're gettin better all the time..~~

    5. Tony "Vhalen" Garcia on

      What kinda' world would it be if female Dwarves could not have beards? The Irontoe Brigade would never have that.

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      Shaagul on

      Female dorfs wear their beard not on their faces but other places...long hairy beards in dark places...

    7. s1911 on

      GNOMES are the next race to be reveal!!!!

    8. Pharone The Gnome on

      I love the Dwarven write up. Great reveal guys!

    9. Matthew Baldwin on

      DWARVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry for all the ! I just upped my pledge for the second time today because of DWARVES......

    10. Corpselocker on

      Frogloks as the next race!

    11. Gazz on

      Gimmeh ma troll!

    12. MurZerker on

      words, words, words, words, TROLLS!

      For da Swamp!

    13. Forlaen on

      Yay, now I'll have something to hurdle as I run toward the enemy!

    14. Aly McKay on

      I second the female Dwarven beards! As you can see in my avatar, we have a fine looking Dwarven Maiden! It really saddens me when I see a beardless Dwarf, of any gender - it couldn't be a greater insult to our people.

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    16. J on

      Ok, time for Halflings as the 5th race to round things out! :P

    17. Anthony Dixon on

      Wodge Wombateer, Dwarven Crusader RIDES AGAIN!

      Yes, this is most excellent.

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      Raphael diSanto on

      What I want to know is.. do the women have beards?

      And can we make female dwarf chars with beards?

      Enquiring minds want to know!

    19. Troy_Costisick on

      Loving the allusions to EQ1, btw ;)