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Mourngrymn's comment on 2012-09-30 01:14 AM
God I love that part of the movie. Go to Comment
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Pariah's comment on 2012-09-26 03:30 PM
45. Better to walk a dark tunnel. (Approximately "I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole," though the Dwarven phrase carries heavy connotations fell magics.)
46. He's got no dust in his beard. (Said of someone who is a layabout and worthless to society at large.)
47. You're burning your beard. (The equivalent in English would be telling someone their pants are on fire or that their nose has grown a couple inches.)
48 He could steal the braids from your beard. (Used to describe an extremely cunning dwarf.)
49. We've gone down the shaft. (Equal parts "point of no return" and "out of the frying pan and into the fire") Go to Comment
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Pariah's comment on 2012-09-26 03:31 PM
Silly dwarves, language is for tall people :P Go to Comment
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Dozus's comment on 2012-11-05 03:02 PM
Love it! A fine compilation. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2012-09-28 01:01 PM

50. Life is a gem. Hard, multifaceted, and tough to hold on to


51. Make sure its charred and bleeding (expression used at one time for troll-slaying, but now refers to making sure any adversary is truly dead or dying. Strangely, also used to describe the dwarven preference for charred and rare meat.)


52. Does he seem chalky to you? (pale, disheveled, nervous)


53. You can tell a lot about a dwarf from his helm


54. Wear the rings you don't mind losing on your fingers (don't exhibit your wealth foolishly)


55. Make the tunnel come to you! (uttered by the legendary dwarven hero, Burdodd the Belcher, to a fellow sapper during an underground assault on an enemy castle, implying the dwarven superiority in sapping and mining.)


56. Clanging axes scare off ghosts. (Another example of dwarven superstitions regarding ghosts and other undead.Loud noise scares the undead.)


57. Touch my gold and die! (A tongue-in-cheek reference to dwarven hoards often being coated with poison, as a last resort at thwarting tomb-robbers)

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Murometz's comment on 2012-09-28 04:28 PM

58.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN-no1Ka7yU


 Lo, there do I see my father. Lo, there do I see my mother, and my sisters, and my brothers. Lo, there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning. Lo, they do call to me. They bid me take my place among them. In the halls of Valhalla (the Forgefather). Where the brave....may live...forever.


If that doesn't give you that dwarven tingle...nuff said.


 

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Murometz's comment on 2012-10-18 09:49 PM

65. There are no Dwarven ruins (you may find cities abandoned, but dwarven architecture and masonry is too superb for ruins.)

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axlerowes's comment on 2012-09-25 11:14 PM
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valadaar's comment on 2012-09-26 11:09 AM
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valadaar's comment on 2012-09-28 09:36 PM
A great list that helps paint the culture of these folk. Ill add some to this list once the fog lifts.

Until then, let your shieild be unsundered and your axe ring true! Go to Comment
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Dossta's comment on 2012-09-26 07:28 PM
Fantastic. This adds so much flavor to dwarfkind that, for the first time, I am sorely tempted to join your illustrious guild. If I ever play a standard fantasy setting again, this will be on a printed sheet at my elbow. Go to Comment
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Riggnarock's comment on 2012-09-28 12:54 AM
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caesar193's comment on 2012-09-26 03:20 PM
This reminds me of a terry pratchett quote on dwarves- "When his hands are higher than your head, his groin is level with your teeth." Go to Comment
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Xtrepe Nobody's comment on 2012-09-29 09:49 PM

59: The Earth never forgets.....and neither do we.
60: Gold may shine, but steel smashes, rips and chops (Reminding dwarves what is important)
61: Baths are for Elves
62: Ax beats all (also applies to hammer and mattock)
63: Bows are for cowards ( see rule 31 in relation to cowards)
64: Mind your head ( a warning that an area or activity is dangerous, inspired by idiot dwarves who would knock themselves out in a low tunnel)

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Strolen's comment on 2012-09-22 04:33 PM
What is in my pocket?

The names of the wizards were my favorite. :) Need a link to a riddle thread so we can use this easier. I sure as heck won't be able to come up with any riddles by myself. Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2012-09-22 06:19 PM
Rabbit head instead of a human head? That's messed up. The riddle worms are freaky too. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2012-09-22 05:25 PM
Riddles hurt my head... yet Ischta Gorbinsaw reminds me of Mikhail Gorbachev. Connection I wonder? Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2012-09-22 05:32 PM
Thought it was 42? Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-12-30 11:48 PM

Riddle-Worms


There is a saying among dwarves, vampires and the Red-Leg gypsy clans. Never answer a question while you're dreaming. Or more apt, never aswer a question truthfully while dreaming


A peculiar lifeform needs mentioning, the only other interesting life-form found on Riddlerock, aside from the three lunatic sages.


Riddle-Worms are a myriad of tiny fragments of the psyches of the Riddlemasters, made manifest. These creatures are minuscule and nigh invisible to the naked eye. They congregate in small clusters which under bright lights appear as a greenish sheen in the air or sand. Their attack is insidious. Riddle-Worms simply wait for a sentient being to go to sleep, then enter directly into the victims eyes, effortlessly squeezing through the closed lids, without alarming the host, while oozing a morphine-like slime from their microscopic bodies. Once implanted, the host creature's eyes cloud over with a pale green hue, beneath the closed lids.


The Riddle-Worms begin their assault. They attach themselves to the nerve-endings of the eyes, and begin transmitting "messages" to the cortex. The sleeping victim begins to be bombarded by "voices" questioning him or her with archaic riddles, beginning with easy ones but becoming progressively more difficlt and complex. As the host-victim dreams, the questions proceed endlessly, and the riddle-worms do severe damage to the nervous system. Several hours under the effects of the Riddle-Worms, will cause an intelligent creature to lose control of their bodily functions upon waking, up to and including losing even the involuntary functions, such as the ability to breathe, quickly dying without the aid of companions. The more riddles a host answers correctly in this maddeing dream state, the more intense the riddling becomes and the more agitated and sweaty a victim will be. The key to surviving the Riddle-Worms is by answering the riddles incorrectly. After a few riddles wrongly answered, riddles the Riddle-Worms consider "easy", the Riddle-Worms quickly grow bored and agitated, and give up, harmlessly exiting the sleeping hosts eyes, and move on to another, "smarter" victim, or return to their dormant state, until the next nightfall.


Fortunately for the sane everywhere, Riddleworms are known only to dwell on Riddlerock and nowhere else. The Riddleworms ignore the Riddlemasters, as their mad minds are too cracked even for the worms.

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       By: Strolen

Small tavern in an out of the way town. Serve a wonderful delicacy that is simply outstanding. It is a creamy white consistancy, sweet, good to eat alone or a sweetener on any dessert.

If the explore or ask they are shown where they get it. They breed a group of large catipillars or some other type of insect that basically spit the product onto a setup that they created for that particular reason. Or maybe the delicacy is the byproduct of feeding them something.

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