Dwarves are short, stocky fellows, easily identified by their size and shape and their habit of growing a full beard, no matter their gender. They look much like humans, but have far greater endurance. They tend to dwell in mountainous or hilly regions, preferring life in the comforting gloom and solidness that is found underground. Dwarves are naturally ill-disposed towards magic and rarely show talent in the arcane arts. They enjoy beer, ale, mead or anything stronger and they are widely known for their love of gold or precious gemstones. Not too fond of elves, dwarves have a fierce hatred of orcs and goblins. Although dwarves have their shortcomings, their courage and loyalty more than compensates this.