Nestled in the bowels of the Kaliois Mountains, the kingdom of Nosatral is home to the Underraces – the Dwarves and the Gnomes. Led by the Dwarven Degan, Harrigul Beardtrimmer, the Dwarves had seen prosperity during the Time of Magick. Under the Degan’s rule, the Dwarves prospered, hawking their ores and gems to the surface races for trade. Due to this exposure, it was determined, though rather slowly, that there were Dwarves with innate magick powers. They are a rare breed, but they were readily accepted into the Mage Towers for study and to hone their abilities. Most Dwarves stay with the Red Robes in the tower of Astyr, just south of Nosatral.
In 494, the Dwarven Degan, Gerrinflax Ironroot, led the Dwarven armies against the Blood King in a push to stave off invasion. His willingness to aid the surface dwellers earned high praise from all involved as the Dwarves and the Paladins of Gimlora held the western and southern borders respectively. It was also due to Ironroot’s foresight that the armies were in place to keep at bay the Horde when the Reckoning began. For many Humans who suffered through those war-torn years, Ironroot’s name is not unlike a god’s.
Dwarves are a hearty race and find themselves to be the ox of the mountains. They tend to be warriors and, as history shows, they are damn proud of it.