Most of the history of the Dwarfs remain unknown by other folks. Because they mostly living in their semi-opencast cities on the snow covered mountains and craggy sierras dotted throughout the continent, rarely contact the outside world. Until an expedition team of the Elvas, stumbled upon a small semi-opencast city of them on the White Mountain. An event that they called “vlastotniev” meaning “the day of first meet” or “day of first contact”, and from that on they’re starting to open communicate, establish relationship and trading with the outside world, not only that most of them even allied with the Elvas during the Hundreds Years War. Their cities connected together through a vast maze-like network of tunnels. The biggest of them all is “the Great Gallery of Vostokev” an unbelievable gigantic tunnel system with build-in canal for boat, highway for carriage, and many magnificent arch. There are some legends stated that the Dwarfs is also migrated from elsewhere but those was only legend, and I am no historian or archaeologist to properly investigate those legends.
True to their name, their high is only 1m40 to 1m50 on average, their body short, stocky and they have big bushy beard both men and women. Causing a lot of confusion for other races when trying to tell the two gender apart, and lead to a myth that the Dwarfs do not have women, that they hatched from stone eggs spawn from the earth itself.
In term of society, the Dwarfs society is difference from other folks, they do not have king or queen that I know of. And because of the way they live, each city has its own leader, a person bears the tittle “Zukiaz”, I can roughly translate it into “Great Prince” or “Grand Duke” those Zukiaz was elected from the noble families in each city. Each city also connected with each other like a loose confederacy, very rarely these Zukiazs will gather and vote among them to elect a king, to lead all the Dwarfs in case of great threat. Otherwise they do not care much to each other, sometime even at war with each other over trade or territory dispute.
The way they dress is not much difference from the Uppers, aside from the very loose pants, women use to wear a bell shape dress with wide straps. They also love to wear hat like the Downers especially with fur, or pointed top, or tall, or wide brimmed. I was once saw a lady Dwarf wear a gigantic hat, with a big rounded corner triangles cloth board or some sort, attached in front of her hat and had been padded with stiff material so it can stand upright on it was colourful embroider and jewellery. Making her look like a waking giant ace card.
In temp of belief, they also have a pantheon with a most revere small group of deities and on deity act as the king of the gods, and that deity is… you guess it “Quelas’Airuth”. If you starting to wonder “why a bunches of peoples that do not have pre-knowledge of each other, all migrated from elsewhere, with difference background, and end up worship the same deity?” That what I also want to know.