The Old Gods
Dwarves are strong and smart, with a knack for warfare and mining. The Dwarves believe that they sprouted from the mountain sides or up from the grassy hills, although others tell tales of the Dwarves being created by the Drow as a slave race to mine their quarries in the Great Below.
Most mountain Dwarves call the The Iron-Wall or Iron-Root home. The mountain dwarves are smaller than their hill dwarf counter-parts, with dark hair and bright eyes that shine in the dark like a cats. Mountain dwarves prefer to live beneath the ground close to the metals they skilfully mine and smith. Mountain dwarves are among the worlds finest metallurgists and black-smiths, they are capable of forging Mountain Steel a metal folded thousands of times to be light but more durable than the strongest steels. Mountain Dwarves tend to worship gods of earth and metal, as well as folk heroes and Quasi-Deities. The most notable god of the Mountain Dwarves is The Stone King. Unlike Hill-Dwarves, Mountain Dwarves tend to follow family and monarchies rather than clans; the Dwarves of Iron-Root worship a Jarl or Jarless.
Known also as City-Dwarves. The Hill Dwarves are tall, strong and fierce warriors, they have lighter hair than the mountain dwarves, often red, blonde or ginger, with heavy features and covered in clan Tattoos. The Hill Dwarves prefer to live above ground where they build great cities of stone and earth, they are considered to be a brilliant race of architects and artisans. Although not as skilled at mining or metallurgy as their Mountain cousins, the Hill Dwarves are renowned at their ability to pick up new trades and crafts, none as easily or famously as warfare. The Hill Dwarves are vicious warriors, and often work as mercenaries for rich Merchant Lords or powerful Elven Aristocrats. Hill Dwarves do not take rulers instead they live in a system of shared economy through the great clans, every hill dwarf is born into a clan, a hill dwarf with no clan is seen as a freak good only to be outcast.