The Keepers of Los Claustros
Dwarves are a race of powerfully built humanoids. They reside primarily in the city of Hammermount in the Melancholy Mountains, and are the most economically secure race in the region. They rely, however, on humans for trade.
Dwarves harbor an ancient grudge against their mountainborne neighbors, the Goliath. Additionally, the dwarves recently facilitated the birth of a new race of sentient crystals known as Shardminds. The dwarves view the Shardminds as dependents and consider themselves responsible for the development of the Shardminds as an independent species.