The First Root
The dwarves have returned to the world from their ancient home of Svartálfaheimr. They bring with them a knowledge and skill of crafting unsurpassed by the hands of mortal and god alike. They have founded homes and cities across the world, but most are small or hidden. An entire city of dwarves could be hidden below a human capitol and the humans would never know. Some dwarves have traveled far from their kinsmen and settled alone or in human towns and villages. These dwarves are almost always known for their fantastical skill in a craft of their choice. Many people of other races will pay handsomely for dwarven made tools, weapons, toys and more. Despite their reputation as creators, the dwarves are also skill warriors. There are few things like a dwarven army marching to war.
There are rumors in the Land of the Once Great of a skilled dwarf who has created a form of chariot that does not require an animal to pull it.