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One of the rarer types of dwarf, sea dwarves (sjordergar) dwell in rocky coastline caverns and are at home where sea-mist and the smell of salt-water fills the air. They worship Njord, the Nordic god of the sea. They are a little taller than most dwarves in general, and tend to be more nimble and dexterous.

LifespanEdit

Sea dwarves, like most of the dwarven races, might have unlimited lifespans like elves; however, due to their society, most dwarves are often killed by wounds, poison, or disease, before they reach an ancient age. Most dwarves typically live a few hundred years, however, and there are a few cases of dwarves living over a thousand years.

AppearanceEdit

Sea dwarves are generally a little taller than other dwarves. Their hair is usually a dull, greyish color, ranging from grey-brown to shades of green and blue, and their eyes are always sea colors: blue, green, or grey. Their skin is light, but vaguely greenish or greyish.

CultureEdit

Most dwarves despise the water, making sea dwarves something of an enigma. They are surprisingly nimble, and they are good swimmers, thanks in part to their slightly longer legs than most dwarves. They are also more intrepid and adventurous than other dwarf races, though their adventures are usually limited to the sea. Some join bands of pirate or viking raiders, but most stick to their own families in their sea-cave homes and armored ships. They seldom trade with humans, only with other dwarves, who buy products of the ocean from them as well as treasures from foreign lands. They are also rumored to have good relations with the sea elves and frost dwarves.

ReligionEdit

Sea dwarves worship Njord almost exclusively, as they were created by him. They also follow Njord's frost-giant wife, Skadi, and the other Nordic gods, but are less worshipful of their ancestors than some dwarf races.

MilitaryEdit

Sea dwarves have been known to raid human ships that they perceive as dangerous to their clan homes or to the ocean itself. Their warriors wear lighter armor than most dwarves, and though they still prefer axes, they are also very skilled with the spear. Sea dwarves are also very talented at building and using traps such as nets and ropes to ensnare and disable their foes.

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