THE DWARVEN CLANS OF SOUTHERN SARVONIA

BOLTGRUMMS - MITHARIM - MORGERIM - TENTHRUM
THRUMGOLZ - YLOSSIANS - ZIRGHURIM

There exists a variety of dwarven clans in the world of Caelereth. The most important ones at the southern Sarvonian continent are described below (sorted alphabetically):

The Boltgrum Clan

BOLTGRUMMS CLAN, THE ("ORETEETH")
Dwarven Clan at the Xythrian Ridge and the Kairean Teeth, located at the centre of Southern Peninsula, fairly close to the large city of Santhala and just below Elsreth. Generally considered to be among the more "sophisticated" but also "aggressive" dwarves. They trade with humans on a regular basis and thus have access to a variety of foodstuffs and technology from other races. The Kairgrumerons are young, sharp mountains full of quartz outcroppings (whose pure white colour and geometric crystals may have suggested the "teeth" nomenclature). Gold is heavily laced through many of the underground quartz veins, and the extensive network of mines is exclusively run and guarded by Boltgrumm dwarves, who have a monopoly on the region.
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The Mitharim Clan

MITHARIM CLAN, THE ("METALFOLK")
Mitharim ("Metalfolk") are the main dwarven clan in the area of the Mithral Mountains, along the east coast of the Santharian province of Manthria, producing a great deal of ore and metal work, as can be seen by their name. They are used to extra-racial contact and do quite a bit of trading with the humans of the region. As a result they tend to ‘represent’ the dwarven race in human eyes, and may be considered characteristic of Thergerim ways, habits, and culture in most areas of their lives.
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The Tenthrum Clan

TENTHRUM CLAN, THE ("STRONGPICK")
Dwarven clan located at the western part of the Rimmerins Ring, just east of Kor Donion and the Vale of Brownies - there exists much trade between this clan and the Brownies. They often have the latest Brownie technologies, and some long-standing friendships have developed between dwarf and Brownie craftsmen in their respective fields. As a result, the Tenthrums have a reputation for being the "liberals" of the dwarves, and are looked on with some mild suspicion by the other clans. Of course, the fiercely loyal nature of Thergerim society means that outsiders would never be able to exploit that suspicion to their advantage... "They'se may be odd uns," as one old Boltgrumm Granny was overheard to say, "but they'se our odd uns..."
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The Thrumgolz Clan

THRUMGOLZ CLAN, THE ("PICKHANDS")
The Thrumgolz (Thergerim Thrumgolz), or "Pickhands", are a dwarven clan at the High and the Low Fores, west of the Ancythrian Sea. The Highs have good access to timber from the woods of Goltherlon, and the various trade items on shores of the Ancythrian Sea. The Lows are not as fortunately situated, and have a simpler lifestyle and less varied diet as a result. Note that the "High Fore Thrumgolz" and the "Low Fore Thrumgolz" are only distinguished so amongst humans: as far as they are concerned they are all part of the same clan. Return to the top
 

  

THE MORGERIM ("DARK DWARVES")
A separate clan, although some claim a separate race, since their physical characteristics and culture vary so significantly from the rest of the Thergerim. However, the Morgerim are indeed dwarves, albeit reclusive (and that's reclusive even from a dwarven point of view!) Currently not much is known about them, but historians are working to remedy this lack of information.
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THE YLOSSIAN DWARVES
Ancient dwarven ancestors. Said to have lived in the tunnels below the Tandala Highlands. Though now completely extinct, the Ylossians are referred to in many dwarven myths.
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  THE ZIRGHURIM DWARVES, THE ("BRIGHT HEIGHTS CLAN")
The Zirghurim Dwarves, “of the Bright Heights Clan”, are also known as the Clan of Unghur, after that famous dwarven Archmage. Residing in the Zirkumire Mountains of Ximax, they are mainly renowned for having been the primary builders of the magical city of Ximax, and for their famously-spectacular "lava cities", epitomized by the great volcanic cavern of Hlahujit. They are also one of the most accepting, open, and eclectic of the dwarven clans: friends of the Volkek-Oshra orcs, worshippers of the Twelve, and appreciative of Injèrá’s blessings as few Thergerim would be.
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