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The noble Dvergr are born deep within the earth, in a land they call the Inner World. Though they love a good joke–or even a bad one–the Dvergar are staunch warriors and sturdy defenders, who bring great bravery and determination to the battlefield. Their stony bodies are difficult to damage, but the Dvergar can shatter under a perfect storm of attacks.
Infused with stone and crystal, they are resistant to many elemental assaults, and they can sense minerals and precious stones, as they feel the earth itself within their bones. The Dvergar are the greatest miners in the world, and love the smell of smelting in the morning. They form powerful and lasting friendships, believing that nothing is more sacred than such a bond. Each Dvergr would give everything to protect the Realm, or to follow the Viking leader Sigurd wherever he may lead.
History[edit | edit source]
The Dvergar were forced underground by the Veilstorms, and lost their village. They founded the Inner World deep underground. After going through many changes from the Veil-magic that leaked down through the earth, some of them later reemerged to join the Vikings Realm.
Age of Becoming[edit | edit source]
- Main Article: Dvergar Becoming 
The Dvergar come from a people whom used to inhabit a struggling mining village called Sindri. They were in the middle of trying to return their town back to its former glory during the time of the First Breaking.
One day their area was hit by a Veilstorm. The storm raged against the mountain and shook the ground. Durnir, the town's foreman, formed a rescue team of made primarily of the worried family members of the miners who were still on duty.
As they entered the cave the town was assaulted directly from a Malevolence. The rescue team watched in absolute horror as the blackened energies mutated rest of the town into Abominations before their very eyes. Fearing of suffering a similar fate they sought to escape deeper into the mines lead by the most experienced miner Old Motty.
Even deep underground they could not quite escape the magics of the storm. Its energies, seeping from the tunnel walls around, caused their eyes to burn. As the storm passed by, the people of Sindri survived the full wrath of the Malevolence. However, they were still Changed. As the burning in the eyes subsided, they realized that they could see in the dark. heir bodies started to take the form of the earth itself over time, and eventually they called themselves the Dvergar.
The Founding of the Inner World[edit | edit source]
Durnir and Old Motty lead the survivors of Sindri deeper then they've ever gone before, which led them to their salvation. Running out of food they managed to survive on bountiful patches of underground mushrooms. However, not quite content to stay where they were at, and knowing that they couldn't go back, they moved even deeper into the ground. Eventually they discovered a large cavern with a roof of glowing crystals.
The crystal-strewn cavern is where Durnir proclaimed that they would try to settle and forge new lives. Old Motty wanted to go further, but the rest resigned themselves to Durnir's suggestion. They called the cavern the Dark Fields. There, they fashioned themselves homes from stone, set up farms of exotic mushrooms and subterranean creatures, and even came up with breweries.
The survivors would go on to create an underground kingdom. The original members of Sindri became known as the Ascended, and they founded clans. Each of the Ascended branched out from the Dark Fields to make their smaller settlements called Nodes. Put together, this network of tunnels and caverns formed a kingdom which the Dvergar call the Inner World, with the Dark Fields as its capital and Durnir as its king.
Return to the Outer World[edit | edit source]
While the Inner World flourished, not all were content with it's many wonders. Chief among them was Thyra, an orphan whose wanderlust caused her to explore the farthest regions of the Inner World. It was her dream to return to the surface. To help that dream, her only friend Gaumr commissioned a young boy named Sindri to make her a special compass.
She confronted Durnir and the rest of the Ascended elders about her journey back to the top. She pleaded, but was rebuffed by the elders. They believing there's only storms above, and still bitter of the loss of family and friends. Though Motsognir appeared saying that Durnir would damn the younger generations to stagnation by disallowing them. Though, she didn't have the full support of the elders she was resolved to still go.
Sindri had an idea of creating a great ship that could sail in the earth, like a ship does water. Thyra convinced Gaumr, son of one of the Ascended, to come along, and they got the materials for Sindri's idea. Sindri and his brother worked on the mighty boat, which he called the Skíðblaðnir.
Thyra gathered as many that were brave or curious enough, and boarded the Skíðblaðnir on it's journey upwards guided by Thyra's compass. It sailed through the stone leaving no trail. During it's voyage, it started to fall apart. The journey took days, and it's passengers didn't think the vessel was going to make it, but ruined hulk of the ship surfaced into a hot spring.
There, the Dvergr travelers encountered a band of Vikings as they came out of the ship. Though, said Vikings where actually bathing in the hot springs. Quite surprised by the arrival crumbling ship, the naked Vikings grabbed their weapons and threatened the Dvergar. As tensions ran high, Thyra stepped forward said, "“Why do you threaten us? We have no need to tangle with your dangling swords… ” Everyone eased up as a large viking laughed at the joke; he later introduced himself as Sigurd, king of the Realm. Starting the friendship between the Dvergar and Vikings, as more Dvergar from the Inner World traveled to the surface using the plans left with behind with Sindri's brother.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
The Dvergar are humanoid people with a stout and sturdy stature. They're commonly a good head shorter then most humans. They have proud faces with lavishly thick beards. Their eyes are are a solid white or silver capable of piercing the dark of underground kingdom they live in. They have hair colors of natural earth tones. They have wide shouldered bodies with rock and/or crystal embedded in their skin supported by thickly muscled but stubby legs.
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Racial Stats[edit | edit source]
Banes and Boons[edit | edit source]
- Main Article: Banes and Boons
|Frailty in Fire||Your Fire resistance is reduced by 10|
|Invasive Visions||Your Mind magic resistance is reduced by 5|
|Nightchild||Your vision range is reduced by 2 during the day and increased by 1 at night|
|Sign of the Hammer||You may not enter combat with any weapon other than a hammer|
|Unrestrained||Your blood and stamina costs for abilities are increased by 1|
|Abandoned by Allies||Your resistance to crushing, piercing, and slashing damage is reduced by 1 when no allies are nearby|
|Fear of the Dark||Panic-causing events which affect you at night are increased by 5|
|Memorable Cruelty||Damaging an enemy grants them 1 additional armor penetration against you on their next attack|
|Paranoid||Panic-causing events which affect you increase subsequent panic-causing events by 1 for 5 minutes|
|Perverse Prophecy||Negative Mind magic effects against you have their duration increased by 50%|
|Wasted Years||Your proficiency requirements for ability training are increased by 5|
|Victory or Death||You are unable to enter travel mode with enemies nearby|
|Axe Master||Axe attacks gain 2 armor penetration|
|Bolt Bound||Lowers the minimum stat requirements of Lightning runes by 1|
|Eager Spirit||Recovery times on Spirit effects are reduced by .5|
|From the High Peaks||You gain .1 ability activation speed per enemy nearby greater than the number of allies, up to 10|
|Supernal Spirit||The duration of your Spirit effects is increased by 1|
|Thunderstriker||Critical result rolls for Lightning spells are increased by 1|
|Battle-Hardened||Your proficiency for all weapons is increased by 2|
|Constant Courage||Your maximum panic rating is increased by 1|
|Axe Affinity||Increases the rate of proficiency gained with Axe attacks by 5%|
|Blood Bond||Increases all damage resistance by 1 per nearby ally, up to a maximum of 10|
|Channeled Chopping||Lowers the minimum stat requirements of Axe weapons by 1|
|Doughty Defender||Increases all damage resistance by 5 while guarding an ally|
|Fearless||Panic-causing events which affect you are reduced by 1|
|Hit Back Harder||Your reactive attacks gain 1 additional armor penetration|
|Ride the Lightning||Increases the rate of proficiency gained with Lightning spells by 5%|
|Rising Force||Your attacks increase by 1 to wound an enemy for each existing wound they have sustained|
|Spiritual Sync||Increases the rate of proficiency gained with Spirit spells by 5%|
|Unbreakable||[Ability] For 30 seconds, you suppress a current Terror effect or the next one on you|
|Warlord||Your weapon proficiency and the weapon proficiency for all nearby allies is increased by 2 (does not stack)|
|Mountain Spirit||You gain .1 movement speed per enemy nearby greater than the number of allies, up to 20|
Notable members[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Dvergr were used for the vest first Becoming story; although, was completely revised later on.
- The Dvergr as a siege engine ammunition were mentioned during Mark-A-Thon.
Revision history[edit | edit source]
- June 19th, 2013 - Original Dvergr Becoming was released.
- April 3rd, 2015 - Part 1 of the Rewritten Becoming story was released in the Unveiled Newsletter #8.
- May 1st, 2015 - Part 2 of the Rewritten Becoming story was released in the Unveiled Newsletter #9.
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|Arthurians||Cait Sith • Gargoyles • Golems • Humans • Picts • St'rm • Stormriders|
|Tuatha Dé Danann||Bean Sidhe • Fir Bog • Hamadryads • Humans • Luchorpán • Silverhands • Tuatha|
|Vikings||Dvergar • Jötnar • Úlfhéðnar • Valkyries • Vikings|