Irraglin - The Age of Carving
Dwarves are short and stocky fellows, easily identified by their size and shape. Dwarves tend to be dour and tacitum to outsiders, but if a dwarf makes a friend, that person is adopted by the dwarf’s whole family as someone they like and trust. Dwarves generally like the earth and dislike the sea. They are not overly fond of elves, and have fierce hatred of orcs and goblins.
They are strong, brave, and enjoy beer ale and mead. Their chief love, however, is precious metal, particularly gold. They also prize gems, of course, especially diamonds and opaque gems—except pearls, which they do not like—. Their short, stocky builds make them ill-suited for riding horses or other large mounts—although ponies present no difficulty—, so they tend to be a trifle dubious and wary of these creatures. They are ill-disposed towards magic and have little talent for it, but revel in fighting, warcraft, and scientific arts such as engineering and astronomy.