Dwarfs are a race of stocky humanoids of small size. They're renowned for their mining of precious minerals as well as their ability to forge adamantine. They usually have beards and most prefer axes and hammers as weapons.
The dwarfs home is in the mountains in the north, where they also mine the rare adamantine.
It is hard for the uninitiated to distinguish the genders of dwarfs, making them generally assumed as male.