Half Dwarf

When humans and dwarves spend a period of time in the same area, friendships and romances naturally develop. While not nearly as common as half-elves, half-dwarves tend to spring up in areas where dwarves and humans frequently interact. They are known to combine the adaptable nature of humans, with the sturdiness of a dwarf

Physical Description: Half-dwarves stand just over 5 feet tall, and typically weigh slightly more than their human brethren due to their large build and wide frames. Their hair is usually gray, black or brown and they have widely varying skin tones ranging from pale white to a deep tan. Half-dwarf men do not value their beards as highly as dwarf men, and just as many will often be seen without beards as are seen with.

Society: Half-dwarves do not have their own lands, and will usually live among either their human or dwarf kin. Half-dwarves are not as sedentary as their dwarven kin, but not quite as willing to travel as their human relatives. Thus, half-dwarves can be found almost all over the world, but they are rarely found too far from a dwarven stronghold.

Relations: Half-dwarves, like all mixed races, find themselves at the crossroads of cultures. Humans treat half-dwarves like dwarves, and dwarves treat them like humans. Since they often feel like outsiders, they frequently identify with other outsiders. Half-dwarves often carry their dwarf parents perception of elves and orcs, but otherwise they behave more less openly to other races.

Alignment and Religion: Half-dwarves raised by dwarves tend to follow in the lawful tradition of dwarves and are typically lawful neutral or lawful good. Those raised by humans could be of any alignment.Much like humans, half-dwarves worship all manner of deities, but they do have a few leanings. Half-dwarf warriors will turn to Caine for guidance in battle, and half-dwarven war priests of Caine are quite common. In addition, half-dwarves, like their dwarf parents, have a knack for crafting and many will seek the blessings of Thamul in their work.

Adventurers:As outsiders in their home communities, half-dwarves frequently seek out a life of adventure. Many half-dwarves feel that they have something to prove, and they often seek to use their natural toughness and stout stature to turn themselves into accomplished warriors. Some half-dwarves share the love of gold and gems that their dwarf parents possess, and they choose an adventuring life to seek out lost treasures to grow their personal wealth.

Racial Benefits
Ability Bonus: Half-dwarf characters gain a +2 bonus to one ability score of their choice at creation to represent their varied nature.
Medium: Half-Dwarf are medium creatures and have no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Type: Half-Dwarves are considered Humanoids with the Dwarf subtype
Normal Speed: Half-Dwarf have a base speed of 30 feet
Bloodline: Half-Dwarf count as both humans and Dwarf for any effect related to race.
Hardy: Half-dwarves gain a +1 racial bonus on saving throws against poison, spells, and spell-like abilities.
Stability: Half-Dwarves gain a +2 racial bonus to their Combat Maneuver Defense when resisting a bull rush or trip attempt while standing on the ground.
Darkvision: Half-Dwarves can see in the dark up to 60 feet.
Languages: Common, Dwarf. Half-Dwarves with high Intelligence scores can choose any of the following: Giant, Gnome, Goblin, Orc, or Terran.See the Linguistics skill page for more information about these languages. The bonus languages are not retroactive if you increase your Intelligence score.

Adult Middle Age Old Venerable Maximum Age
18 years 62 years 93 years 125 years 185 years

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Gender Height Weight
Male 4'5 - 5'5 130 - 250 lbs.
Female 4'3 - 5'3 120 - 205 lbs.
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