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  • The Evercrown

    Crafted by Eiri the Earthfather in the dawning of time and given to the Dwarves to symbolize kingship, the Evercrown is the companion of the Axe of Woe. Both were lost when Harnholme drowned. The crown itself is like a helm with three tiers or courses, …

  • History of Greyholme

    A legendarium of dwarf-lore, the History of Greyholme which is, in Orthr, _Harnholme Saga_, retells the ancient sagas of the dwarves before the drowning of Greyholme (also known as Mountainholme) beneath the [[Trade Sea]]. There are few versions in Varan …

  • Arinnfal

    !http://www.terragalleria.com/images/mountain/alps3540.jpeg(Arinnfal Mountains)! Both a range of mountains and a contiguous dwarven kingdom, this place known as Mountainheart was once a minor spur of Harnholme. However, when Harnholme sank during the …

  • Heimsgar∂

    !http://www.ciagency-annex.org/Na/object/waterfall-ancient-garden-thumb.jpg(Heimsgar∂)! Built on a rocky outcropping near the lake of [[Saervatn]] where the Groendal Mount rears perilously close to the sea, Heimsgar∂ was one of the first dwarven …

  • Cornungs

    !http://www.rpguides.de/da/images/dwarfnoblevb7.jpg(Dwarven Nobility)! The Cornung clan have been associated with Royalty ever since the Four Cornung Kings of the ancient Harnholme days. While not much history has been preserved of that ancestral land …

  • Harnmr

    !http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f85/Moochava/DwarfLegionnaire.jpg?t=1248582842(Harnmr Smith)! All Harnmr dwarves are not Mountain Smiths, but to become a Mountain Smith one must be a Harnmr clan dwarf. The secrets of metallurgy are purest in all the …

  • Hlutmont

    The most northerly mountains of Arinnfal, Hlutmont is riddled with mines. Many of these are potent sources of iron, though there are also copper, zinc, and silver. Almost without exception, these mines are on the south face of the mountains rather than …

  • Tviervith

    The vale of Tviervith is nestled between two arms of the [[Estbjar]] range and [[Hlutmont]]. The more northerly region of the valley is sparsely settled, those towns that are in the region being on high defensible hills surrounded by an outwall with some …

  • Steinnvel

    The Steinnvel is a huge fortress complex that lies just outside of the cultivated regions of the [[Tviervith | Tviervith]] valley. It is large enough that it maintains its own folk-hall as well as the massive fortress proper. The hall is dug directly down …

  • Lay of Baldr

    The lay of the first dwarf-king is a section of the [[History of Greyholme | History of Greyholme]] relating the family history as well as the personal achievements of Baldr Eirisson Hagrund Helming and his battles with the giants. This section of the …

  • Dwarf Giant War

    Dwarves have been in conflicts with many races over their long history, including all three of the Eldest -- [[Giants]], [[Wyrms]], and [[Trolls]]. The Dwarf-Giant wars took place in the Second Age during the reign of [[Lay of Baldr | King Baldr]] and was …

  • Dwarf Holds

    The _Tolhalr_ of the dwarves (rendered into Varan meaning something like "folk-hall") are their great cities and delves. Larger than the small ring-towns (_Rigtal_ in Orthr) or other middle-sized settlements, they are composed of a group of dwarf-clans …

  • Dwarven Titles

    * *Rìkonung* -- the King of Dwarves. Usually referred to as the High King or the King of Dwarves by other races. Literally translates to "Overking." * *Halkonung* -- a Hall-King, ruler of a folk-hall and the _ætlaird_ of the ruling clan in a _tolhal_. …

  • Feindal

    The vale of Feindal is heavily populated and one of the major centers of agriculture in the Arinnfal. Heavily settled, small towns simply run together into long tracks of nearly indistinguishable farmland. Several large knots of settlement stand out in …

  • Gnaefborg

    The Gnaefborg range is flung out from the [[Estbjar | Estbjar Mountains]] and protectively encircles the [[Feindal]]. Unlike the main mountains however, the Gnaefborgs have no mines throughout. Instead, there are several large fortresses that serve as …

  • Dwarven Religion

    _"Fire burns, water drowns,_ _"Air storms, stone endures."_ *_[[Saga of Illuminations]]_, Dwarvish Holy Text, 3rd Age*

    Reciting the Sagas, Clan Temples

    While [[Wind Elf Religion | the …

  • ∂ursofrinnsaga

    ∂ursofrinnsaga The giants groan. || The wild warrior has gained the field. || Upon the outcrop stands the soldier, || hammer-ready, hard. Wrathful in war-gear || countenance kept hidden by helm. || Ivaldr son of Ivar, champion of the …

  • Eiri

    (the Earthfather, the Dwarf-father) Greater God, LG Portfolio: Mining, gems, crafting, adventuring Aliases: None Domain Name: Outland, Dwarvish Mountain (the Hall of the Ancestors) Superior: None Allies: Helden Stonemother, Brunr Forgefather, Glit …

  • Helden

    |_Greater Goddess_|*Alignment:* LG|*Portfolio:* Hearth, home, healing, fertility, war, protection, law|*Dogma:* Cleave to thy kin|*Epithets:* the Stonemother| Helden Stonemother is the chief goddess of the dwarves, looking down over the rest of the …

  • Kemr

    |_Greater God_|*Alignment:* TN|*Portfolio:* Gateways, death|*Dogma:* Everyone must pass the threshold|*Epithets:* the Gatekeeper| Kemr is a strange God, rarely worshiped by dwarves outside of the funeral service and yet then universally worshiped. …

  • Dwarven Heraldry

    Every dwarven clan has its own heraldry and every official clan has its heraldic records kept in the halls of the [[Arinnfal]]. Dwarven heraldic blazons are within either a circle (for circular shields) or a sharp geometric shape (for irregularly shaped …

  • Brunr

    |_Intermediate God_|*Alignment:* TN|*Portfolio:* Fire, forges, volcanoes|*Dogma:* Work is ceaseless|*Epithets:* the Forgemaster, the Fireheart, the Forge-lord, Brightbeard, the Forgefather| Brunr Brightbeard is one of [[ Eiri | Eiri's]] chief servants, …

  • Fallborg

    |_Green Dwarf Fortress_|*Clan:* Ísleifur|*Chief Temple:* Helden|*Population:* 320|*Clan Prince:* Andr Dagrsson Eskr Ísleifur| !http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/20171/Fallborg.jpg(Fallborg)!

    History

    The Ísleifur clan was drawn to …

  • Eri∂

    |_Intermediate Goddess_|*Alignment:* CE|*Portfolio:* War, warriors, battle|*Dogma:* There is no joy or honor but death and blood|*Epithets:* Crowfeeder, Tombbuilder, Sonslayer| Eri∂ is one of Helden Stonemother's children. She is a wayward warrior; …

  • Ísleifur

    |_Green Dwarf Clan_|*Population:* 288|*Clan Prince:* Andr Dagrsson Eskr Ísleifur|*Fortress:* [[Fallborg]]| The green dwarves of Fallborg are members of the Ísleifur clan. They were originally located in the Balmorn Hills in the [[Arinnfal]] but found …

  • Dwarven Clans

    h3. Iron Clans *Clans of Claulan* _Arnfast_ * [[Arnróc]], The Arnsson Clan, disbanded * [[Miklín]], the Greatmine Clan, disbanded *Clans of the Empire* _Lonely Lands Clans_ * [[Tu∂orinn]], the masons of Stonely _Goldhook Clans_ …

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