Sometimes known as "Durin's Folk" or "Sons of Durin" after their first king, dwarves are diminutive humanoid beings with a strong connection to the earth. Peerless miners and metal workers, their craftsmanship of weapons and tools is unequaled by any other race barring the Fair Folk, with whom they have a (usually) friendly rivalry. Though sometimes greedy and ill-tempered, never forgetting an insult, they are also boisterous, lively, and steadfastly loyal to those who earn their trust.