The Whisperer in Darkness
A short, brawny, subterranean race. Dwarves differ from humans in several ways, most notably their height (averaging at 4’11”), their resilience to disease and their preference for living underground. Isalfyrne dwarves originated in the continent’s north (now the countries of Eighprann and Na Beantann Alam) and, though the bulk of their population is still centred there, some have migrated into the plains or to Alba itself.
“Like the Elves, the Dwarves tell tales of Humans (most likely groups of miners), separating themselves from society and slowly taking up residence underground, creating homes as they mined deeper and deeper and beginning to evolve features that suited their new habitat. Although it seems likely that like Elves, Dwarves have evolved from ancient Humans, they seem to have moved genetically further away from Humankind than the Elves, as Dwarves are unable to procreate with Humans.”