|WAR Story||Dwarfs WAR Story|
News of the fall of Karak Eight Peaks dealt a grievous blow to the pride of the Dwarfs. High King Thorgrim Grudgebearer, High King of the Dwarfs, faced not only a large enemy army preparing to march on his capital, but also a crisis of morale. Being a wise Dwarf, he knew that in order to withstand the coming attack, his subjects would need the proper motivation.
The High King went before all the gathered Dwarfs of Karaz-a-Karak and made a grand proclamation. The finest Runesmiths and Forgemasters in all the World's Edge Mountains would be gathered together to craft weapons of power rivaling those made by the ancestor smiths of old. The High King named these weapons Doomstrikers, for they would be the doom of the Greenskins.
To ensure the quality of these mighty weapons, only the finest ores, gold and gems would be used in their making. To gather these precious resources, the Dwarfs would have to travel to some of the most dangerous places in The Old World. Only Dwarfs of exceptional skill and courage were fit for such a task, and so the High King decreed the founding of a new regiment, which he called the Oathbearers.
Such was the importance of their task, any Dwarf wishing to join the Oathbearers would be required to swear an oath to the High King himself. When the ranks of the new regiment were filled, the High King ordered his Oathbearers to venture out into the Old World and gather whatever materials the Forgemasters required.
As a reward for their bravery and dedication, the High King promised that when the Doomstrikers were finished, it would be the Oathbearers who carried them into battle at the head of the Dwarf army.
Grand craftsmen specializing in mining and metalworking, the Dwarfs are a proud race. Once much more prolific than they are today, the Dwarfs will sometimes wistfully recount the glory of days past before their empire of Karak Ankor and many their mountain fortresses were laid to waste by the marauding armies of the Greenskins.
The Oathbearer title is not taken lightly by the Dwarfs, keeping promises to the word until a debt is paid and seeking vengeance on those who they feel have broken their trust. These people are considered oathbreakers and anyone who wrongs the Dwarf race will find themselves in the Great Book of Grudges. Though some of the recorded grudges have been avenged, the Dwarfs seem to somewhat enjoy the act of keeping a grudge.
Though they shun the use of magic in general, the Dwarfs have devised a special kind of rune magic which allows them to use their superior crafting skills to create runes which can be used to boost the properties of weapons, armor and even the flesh of an ally in order to heal their wounds.
Though once a vast kingdom with representation all over the world, the dwarfs are sadly now limited to a few remaining strongholds from which they defend themselves against the Bloody Sun Boyz.