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18th May '16 9:59:03 PM kikiandlala
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* Very very averted in Andy Remic's ''The Blood Dragon Empire'' series where the Harborym Dwarves, while physically the standard Fantasy Dwarf, have some very big cultural differences from the standard mould. Firstly their religion is called the Church of Hate, that in itself speaks volumes. They do practice mining and consider it an important job, but not really that much more important than other jobs. The biggest difference however is that they enslave humans, torture them for entertainment, and treat them as disposable miners, food for their captive Dragons, or sex slaves. Each of the Dwarf characters in the series is either evil or just uncaring; the main Dwarf character is a twisted and spiteful hunchback who tortures innocent people because he can and forces young female Dwarfs into his bed, another is a rapist with a fetish for human women, another is a torturer whose sheer sadism would impress [[Literature/TheFirstLaw Sand dan Glokta]], and another is a King quite prepared to have families murdered to tie up loose ends and who believes that he is a God.

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* Very very averted in Andy Remic's ''The Blood Dragon Empire'' series where the Harborym Dwarves, while physically the standard Fantasy Dwarf, have some very big cultural differences from the standard mould. Firstly their religion is called the Church of Hate, that in itself speaks volumes. They do practice mining and consider it an important job, but not really that much more important than other jobs. The biggest difference however is that they enslave humans, torture them for entertainment, and treat them as disposable miners, food for their captive Dragons, or sex slaves. Each of the Dwarf characters in the series is either evil or just uncaring; the main Dwarf character is a twisted and spiteful hunchback who tortures innocent people because he can and forces young female Dwarfs into his bed, another is a rapist with a fetish for human women, another is a torturer whose sheer sadism would impress [[Literature/TheFirstLaw Sand dan Glokta]], and another is a King quite prepared to have families murdered to tie up loose ends and who believes that he is a God. Additionally, outside of a hardcore few, the Harborym Dwarves don't have the fanatical courage typical of the standard dwarf. They're a lyin', cheatin' bunch of cowardly bullies who whimper and grovel once their victims start kicking their asses.
18th May '16 1:20:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* Kage Baker may have slightly different dwarves in the "[[TheCompanyNovels Company]]" series, although they are more a subspecies (or rare parent species??) of humans. They are partway between Tolkien-standard elves and Tolkien-standard dwarves: small, cranky, subterranean, and complete geniuses of invention; but pale, shy, and weak.

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* Kage Baker may have slightly different dwarves in the "[[TheCompanyNovels "[[Literature/TheCompanyNovels Company]]" series, although they are more a subspecies (or rare parent species??) of humans. They are partway between Tolkien-standard elves and Tolkien-standard dwarves: small, cranky, subterranean, and complete geniuses of invention; but pale, shy, and weak.
15th May '16 5:36:10 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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See also FiveRaces. Not to be confused with LittlePeopleAreSurreal or DepravedDwarf -- once again, dwar'''''ve'''''s are fantasy creatures; dwar'''''f'''''s are little people, and nowadays the polite term for the latter is "little people."

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See also FiveRaces. Not to be confused with LittlePeopleAreSurreal or DepravedDwarf -- once again, dwar'''''ve'''''s are fantasy creatures; dwar'''''f'''''s are little people, short humans, and nowadays the polite term for the latter is "little people."
14th May '16 9:30:41 AM kikiandlala
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* Averted in Lyn Abbey's ''Jerlayne'', dwarves are a servitor race to their elven parents. A dwarf is born when an elf mates with an elf (an elf mating with an elf will result in a random variety of fantasy beings such as rusalkas). They have bronze-coloured skin and all homosexual.

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* Averted in Lyn Abbey's ''Jerlayne'', dwarves are a servitor race to their elven parents. A dwarf is born when an elf mates with an elf (an elf mating with an elf will result in a random variety of fantasy beings such as rusalkas). They have bronze-coloured skin and are all homosexual.homosexual. Finally unlike the standard dwarf, these dwarves do the farming and household grunt work - they don't mine. In fact, they can't use metal items that haven't been processed by a female elf (only female elves can manipulate and detoxify metal items, and they get their metal by having male elves come to our world to scavenge our junk and bag it).
11th May '16 12:11:52 PM kikiandlala
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* Averted in Lyn Abbey's ''Jerlayne'', dwarves are a servitor race to their elven parents. A dwarf is born when an elf mates with an elf (an elf mating with an elf will result in a random variety of fantasy beings such as rusalkas). They have bronze-coloured skin and all homosexual.
8th May '16 1:49:58 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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See also FiveRaces. Not to be confused with LittlePeopleAreSurreal or DepravedDwarf -- once again, dwar'''''ve'''''s are fantasy creatures; dwar'''''f'''''s are little people, [[LanguageDrift the preferred term is "little people" nowadays]]).

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See also FiveRaces. Not to be confused with LittlePeopleAreSurreal or DepravedDwarf -- once again, dwar'''''ve'''''s are fantasy creatures; dwar'''''f'''''s are little people, [[LanguageDrift and nowadays the preferred polite term for the latter is "little people" nowadays]]).
people."
7th May '16 9:22:09 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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See also FiveRaces. Not to be confused with LittlePeopleAreSurreal or DepravedDwarf -- once again, dwar'''''ve'''''s are fantasy creatures; dwar'''''f'''''s are little people (although once again, [[LanguageDrift the preferred term nowadays is "little people"]]).

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See also FiveRaces. Not to be confused with LittlePeopleAreSurreal or DepravedDwarf -- once again, dwar'''''ve'''''s are fantasy creatures; dwar'''''f'''''s are little people (although once again, people, [[LanguageDrift the preferred term nowadays is "little people"]]).
people" nowadays]]).
7th May '16 9:21:34 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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See also FiveRaces. Not to be confused with LittlePeopleAreSurreal or DepravedDwarf -- once again, dwar'''''ve'''''s are fantasy creatures; dwar'''''f'''''s are little people (although once again, [[LanguageMarchesOn the preferred term nowadays is "little people"]]).

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See also FiveRaces. Not to be confused with LittlePeopleAreSurreal or DepravedDwarf -- once again, dwar'''''ve'''''s are fantasy creatures; dwar'''''f'''''s are little people (although once again, [[LanguageMarchesOn [[LanguageDrift the preferred term nowadays is "little people"]]).
7th May '16 9:16:35 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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See also FiveRaces. Not to be confused with LittlePeopleAreSurreal or DepravedDwarf -- once again, dwar'''''ve'''''s are fantasy creatures; dwar'''''f'''''s are little people.

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See also FiveRaces. Not to be confused with LittlePeopleAreSurreal or DepravedDwarf -- once again, dwar'''''ve'''''s are fantasy creatures; dwar'''''f'''''s are little people.
people (although once again, [[LanguageMarchesOn the preferred term nowadays is "little people"]]).
6th May '16 2:22:13 PM WanderingBrowser
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** [[DarkSun Athas']] Dwarves play this straight, except for few noticeable differences. They're completely hairless, and they have a tradition of working toward short- and long-term goals that only they know of.

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** [[DarkSun [[TabletopGame/DarkSun Athas']] Dwarves play this straight, except for few noticeable differences. They're completely hairless, and they have a tradition of working toward short- and long-term goals that only they know of.of.
** The Uvandir of ''TabletopGame/WickedFantasy'' basically turn the typical dwarf stereotypes [[UpToElven up a notch or three]] and play it for some mild BlackComedy. They seem to be a OneGenderRace, but the truth is that they're actually genderless {{Artificial Humanoid}}s psionically shaped from stone -- this incidentally makes them a DyingRace because the free Uvandir don't know how to make new ones. They're inherently able to communicate with each other non-verbally, so they hate talking to excess and see it as the mark of a fool, which is why they don't get on so well with other races. They're rude and gruff because they're actually very emotionally sensitive, and are prone to attacks of melancholy so intense they can end up [[TakenForGranite permanently reverting to stone]] if they get too depressed, and so they try to avoid forming attachments with the shorter-lived races.
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