marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
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magical dwarves

Back to the folklore with my dwarves!

All right, I rip off Tolkien's guess that the modern day equivalent would be dwarrow, but I go back to Norse folklore and mythology to build them up.

Which means they are mighty masters of magic  and use a lot of runes.  I even manage to introduce that before they start demonstrating their smith-work is up to both mythic and modern fantasy standards.

Don't think I'm going to call them dockalfar though.  Just as the ljosalfar hanging about will go by ylfe.
Tags: world-building: magic (technique), world-building: non-human characters
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