These dwarves live as if under a state of siege, forgoing contact with most other races. The mountain dwarves of the Barrier Peaks truly are besieged by monsters, while the dwarves of the Glorioles have chosen to shut themselves off from the oppressive Great Kingdom rather than seek other allies as the hill dwarves in that region have done. This mentality of being “dead to the world” makes the dwarves both fatalistic and forlorn. The dwarves of the Crystalmist also consider themselves Toherntik, but they are not so cutoff from the outside world. The Crystalmist dwarves maintain good trade with Sterich.
The Toherntik-Dwur tend to have deeply-tanned skin, brown or grey hair, and average four and a half feet in height.