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Dwarf, Ankhuran

According to some scholars the Ankhuran were the first dwarves and all other subraces of dwarves have evolved to fit new environments. If this is true the Ankhuran do not say for they are a secretive people. Little is even known about their religion, though it is said that they worship a single god. Despite this secretive nature, they are far from isolationist. They have sent warriors and stone-scholars to both allies to aid them in their defense.

Arcane Masters

The Ankhuran are one of the oldest races in the Lost Lands, though they refuse to speak of their origins and answer any inquires with a simple, “we have always been here”. In that time they have amassed much lore, especially that of the mystical workings of the universe. It is this mastery of the arcane, and the elder secrets that the stone-scholars keep hidden away, that helped to defeat the Oni King and bind him away for, hopefully, eternity.

Secretive

There are few known entrances to the land of the Ankhuran, and even those are carefully hidden and guarded. They do not like strangers to come to their kingdoms, though they are not standoffish. The Ankhuran are happy to deal with humans and other surface dwellers, provided that their allies respect their privacy and meet them on the surface.

Standard Racial Traits

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Intelligence score increases by 1.
  • Ancient lore. You gain proficiency in the Arcana and History skills.
  • Languages. You can read, speak, and write Ankhuran and Common. Ankhuran is similar in both speech and script to Dwarven, but has enough major differences to make the two languages mutually unintelligible.
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