Legends of Arcur
Stone Dwarves are the most common of their kind in Arcur, and can be found in every Nation throughout in some number. When most people think of a Dwarf, it is the Stone Dwarves that they generally imagine. Stone Dwarves are most common in Norianir, which many believe is their ancestral homeland. Indeed, many Dwarven scholars speak of a great kingdom of the Stone Dwarves that once held some of the greatest power in Arcur – however, that kingdom was likely destroyed During the early stages of the Dragon War, as all records point to that kingdom laying in the dragon-infested mountains on the northern border of The Waste. Today, the Stone Dwarves have spread throughout Arcur, likely the second most common race in the world today after humans.
Stone Dwarves usually stand between four to four and a half feet tall, but are usually of a broad and stocky build. They usually have tan to light brown skin, with hair either dark brown or black. The men keep long and elaborate beards full of braids and jewelry, which the women do to their head hair.
Speed: 20 feet
Homeland: Norianir (technically old kingdom in eastern Castresanos, but that kingdom is long gone)
Average Lifespan: ~350-400 years
Ability Modifiers: +2 Constitution, -2 Charisma – Stone Dwarves are tough, but stuborn and blunt.
Stone Shoulders Stone Dwarves are not slowed by wearing even the heaviest armor, and may likewise move at full speed when carrying up to heavy loads.
Stonecutting: Stone Dwarves gain a +2 racial bonus on search checks to notice unusual stonework such as sliding doors, stonework traps, or unsafe surfaces such as shaky ceilings or walls. They also get the same bonus to appraise stonework, and on all crafts checks related to stone.
Ancestral Weapons: Dwarves treat Dwarven Waraxes and Urgoshes as martial weapons instead of exotic.
Can’t Move the Mountain: Stone Dwarves enjoy a +4 bonus on ability checks being bull-rushed or tripped when standing on the ground.
Automatic Languages: Common and Dwarven
Bonus Languages: Giant, Gnome, Goblin, Orc, Terran and Undercommon.