Takora: 1000 A.C.
Shortly after the Nuori were denied the right to bear children, Ensi pleaded with his father Zotikos to make a race of beings who were more intelligent and creative than all the simple creatures that already inhabited the world, so that the Nuori may have some who were like children to them but without the magical ability the Vanempy feared Nuori’s children would abuse.
A short and hardy people, they mostly dwell underground in mines and natural caves. Some clans of Dwarf-Folk have made homes near naturally occurring underground hot-springs and have turned them into widely famous and frequently visited subterranean bath-houses. Yet a small number of other clans actually choose to dwell on the surface and are known to be among the most skilled craftsmen.