By virtue of land covered and number of colonies settled, dwarves are the most well-traveled race in the world. They are commonly found in the Dyrwood, the Vailian Republics, and almost any colonized land. Dwarves are known for their great strength and tenacity.
Mountain dwarves (Aptapo) originated on the continent to the east of the Dyrwood and have spread through the area several times. Unlike the similarly diminutive orlans, who are frequently subjugated, the Aptapo have always directly fought back threats posed by larger kith and opted to fortify their residences rather than move on. Mountain dwarves are common in the Vailian Republics but not seen as often in the Dyrwood and Readceras.
Hale and Hardy - Mountain dwarves have a bonus to defend against Poison and Disease attacks.
Most boreal dwarves (Enutanik) live in the remote southern island of Naasitaq, where they share the rocky tundra and snow-covered forests with migratory pale elves and the coast-hugging ships of aumaua. Like their northern cousins, Enutanik share an instinctive love of exploration. Boreal dwarves are somewhat common in the Vailian Republics but seldom encountered in the Dyrwood.
Hunter's Instincts - Boreal dwarves gain +15 accuracy against any creature of the Wilder or Primordial types.