The wars of Zerse
The dwarves of Zerse were isolated in the age before the gods returned. This isolation protected them and preserved their culture. When the angels came and the gods marched to war, the dwarves were one of the strongest armies on the field. Unfortunately dwarves were found on both sides of the field. After a few years of war, hatreds and grudges were cemented between dwarven clans that may never be forgotten. To this day the various clans of dwarves are found on either side of the war, and each clan holds a list of grudges longer than their beards. Dwarven clans are spread far and wide, taking up any hold that they can find. In the eastern kingdoms, dwarven holds can be found under almost every city. Known for their masterful engineering, dwarves find work easily and are welcome all across the land.