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Duergar are an offshoot race of dwarves. In appearance, they are short, stocky hominids with a racially characteristic beard (both male and female). They have the best night vision of any race, but suffer from sunlight sensitivity by day.  Duergar are very strong and somewhat dexterous. They have extremely well developed musculature. They are susceptible to most human diseases.


Duergar have a tendency to be much smarter than the goblinoid races, but lack intelligence in comparison to the other hominids. They are be no means dumb however. The use of tools and weapons come naturally to all of dwarvenkind, and duergar are no different. They are very adept at caring for their own weapons. All duergar are born with the instinctual ability to work metal and sharpen (use command 'fix' now!) their own weapons. More intelligent duergar have aspired to follow the path of the mage or priest classes.


Duergar have wickedly depraved tendencies and strongly prefer the company of other duergar. They regard their dwarven cousins with burning hatred and drow elves with barely concealed contempt. They prefer to converse in the dwarven language among their own kind, but are proficient with the human common tongue as well. Duergar are haughty and imperious to other races in the best of circumstances, or downright hostile in the worst.


Duergar are tough and hardy. They can carry more than any race but trolls. Very skilled with weapons, duergar tire much less easily than other races, and are extraordinary melee fighters. They like to drink and do not get drunk as easily as other hominids.

See Also

dark elf, deep gnome, dwarf, elf, giant, gnoll, gnome, goblin, half-elf, half-ogre, half-orc, hobbit, hobgoblin, human, ogre, orc, races, racestats, racevitals, stats, and troll