On Numenhalla: Dwarves
These are the blessed men of Mardoren, known as the Westrador. Selected by Typhon to be his hands - they worked from the ground itself the very vessels of Numenhalla. Responsible for the creation of the realm below, they were given the grace of dwelling in the Holdstyri (Earthhelm), the realms at the end of the lance of the sun, created for them as a reward for their sacrifice. The Westrador average just short of 5' in height, often wear beards to counter the hill of their stone homesteads, and show great knowledge and foresight when underground. Their hard labors have given them good constitutions, and the live for an average of 110 years.