A Dwarven Tunneler

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A dwarven tunneler with one of the dwarves' most common tools, the "Minerís Friend" (also referred to as "Chingu" by the dwarves). It is a stubby, sturdy shovel in appearance, this combination of shovel, chisel, and pick is unglamorous but effective; used to wedge, to break away, and to move chunks of soft stone or hard dirt, the Chingu is an irreplaceable tool in the dwarven workshops - for tunneling in small spaces or dealing with cave-ins, the two-handed grip gives unmatched flexibility and strength, while the thick, reinforced blade can cleave off wood as well as a human axe. Illustration drawn by Faugar for Mystical Empire, used with friendly permission.