Dwarves

Dwarves

Details

Located:
Eastland

See Also:
Featured Dwarves

Books

Appeared In:
First King of Shannara
The Sword of Shannara
The Elfstones of Shannara
The Wishsong of Shannara
Jarka Ruus
Tanequil
The High Druid’s Blade1Oost Mondara appeared in The Defenders of Shannara series, however he was referred to as a Gnome in The High Druid’s Blade and The Darkling Child The Darkling Child2Oost Mondara appeared in The Defenders of Shannara series, however he was referred to as a Gnome in The High Druid’s Blade and The Darkling Child The Sorcerer’s Daughter3Oost Mondara appeared in The Defenders of Shannara series, however he was referred to as a Gnome in The High Druid’s Blade and The Darkling Child

Mentioned In:
Dark Wraith of Shannara
Ilse Witch
Witch Wraith

Short Stories

Appeared In:
The Black Irix

Mentioned In:
The Weapon Master’s Choice

Dwarves4Also referred to as Dwarfs were descended from survivors of the Great Wars.

Description

Years of living underground without sunlight had changed their appearance. They became short and stocky, powerful in the arms and chest, strong thick legs for climbing and scrambling underground. They had superior vision in the dark, but could see little in the sunlight.

History

Descended from survivors of the Great Wars who had developed into their own race. A race of Men had fled beneath the earth. They lived underground for hundreds of years until they began to emerge above ground and made their home in the darkest forests of the Eastland.

Abhorred darkness and close places, after their years of living underground.

They developed their own language, but later reverted to that of Man.

After emerging from underground they lived in the forest.

Fought in the Border Wars against the Gnomes for possession of the Anar Forest.

The Wishsong of Shannara

With the Gnomes under the influence of the Mord Wraiths, the Border Wars started up again and the dark magic gave the Gnomes a strength they would not have had, so the Dwarves were driven south.

Ilse Witch

The Dwarves were fighting as allies of the Elves in the war against the Federation.