Getting to know 5th Edition
Dwarves are a stoic but stern race, ensconced in cities carved from the hearts of mountains and fiercely determined to repel the depredations of savage races like orcs and goblins. More than any other race, dwarves have acquired a reputation as dour and humorless artisans of the earth. It could be said that their history shapes the dark disposition of many dwarves, for they reside in high mountains and dangerous realms below the earth, constantly at war with giants, goblins, and other such horrors.
Most dwarves in Stoneshore reside in many of the fragmented city-states in the northern mountains. Though their might is still strong, they squabble amongst themselves about who should replace their last High Thane, who fell during the Earthbreaker War. Most dwarves found outside of their mountain homes are usually merchants or mercenaries and, as such, still command considerable respect.