Ruled by the Golem King Oro, the Dwarves are a race ruled by tradition. The first to take up the fight after the Time of Ash, the Dwarves battled to win back Althura nearly to the point of extinction as their population today reflects. The Golem King is an artifact from the Time Before, imbued with the souls of the ancient Dwarven Kings he gathered the Dwarven and Gnomish people as the Ashes settled. Safe within the mountains of Althura’s Southeast, they struck out against the dark forces consuming Althura only seven years after the Time of Ash. They still live in the mountains under King Oro’s rule today. Together with the Gnomes, they have perfected the mining, refining and crafting of Althura’s resources quickly. The crafting of weapons, armor and wondrous items are what most people know Dwarves for, though the Dwarven Paladin Order at the Crumbling Wall is the only of its kind in Althura. As the Elves still fight to contain the evil which resides on the Isle of Fire, the Dwarves battle the Drow and other beasts which prowl Althura’s buried places.