The dwarves were originally created as earthen beings of living stone, and were created the titans. Due to a strong malady know as the curse of flesh, the dwarves' earthen progenitors underwent a transformation that turned their rocky hides into soft skin. Ultimately, these creatures of flesh and blood dubbed themselves dwarves and carved out the might city of Ironforge in the Snowy Peaks of Khaz Modan.
For many long centuries, three dwarven clans - the Bronzebeards, the Wildhammers and the Dark Irons lived united in Ironforge under the wise rule of High King Modimus Anvilmar. When Modimus passed away from old age, tensions boiled among the clans as to which would now lead Ironforge. Thus began the war of of the Three Hammers, a savage conflict that raged for many years, during which time the Bronzebeard Clan claimed sole ownership of Ironforge and expelled its rivals.
When the Orcish Horde invaded Azeroth, Ironforge's dwarves offered to join the Grand Alliance. Led by King Magni Bronzebeard, the city's resilient inhabitants proved to be the backbone of the Alliance forces, helping to secure victory after victory against the orcs. Ever since that time, Ironforge's dwarves have remained an invaluable force for the Alliance.
Most recently, however, a twist of fate has drawn the rival clans back to Ironforge after they'd spent centuries apart. When freak natural disasters begain rocking much of Azeroth just prior to the Cataclysm, the dwarven lands were not spared from the calamitous upheavals. A series of violent quakes tore through areas surrounding Ironforge, reducing settlements to rubble and taking away the lives of many innocent dwarves in the process. To glean answers as to the troubling state of the world, King Magni selflessly underwent a mystic ritual to commune with the earth. The archaic ceremoney, however, had an unexpected side effect. Magni was transformed into diamond and became fused to the depths of Ironforge itself.
In the power vacuum that followed, his estranged daughter, Moira, who had married into the much despised Dark Iron clan, briefly claimed Ironforge's throne and effectively locked down the city. If not for the intervention of King Varian Wrynn from Stormwind and his son, Prince Anduin, her brash actions might have started another civil war. With Varian's guidance, control of Ironforge has since been divided equally among the Bronzebeard, Wildhammer and Dark Iron clans through the council of Three Hammers. Yet as bitterness and prejudice fester among the clans, the council's ability to govern as one remains uncertain.
Dwarves can play as Death Knights, Rogues, Hunters, Mages, Paladins, Priests, Shamans, Warlocks and Warriors. As a character, you begin in Anvilmar in Coldridge Valley.
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