Dwarven Race Ideology

Dwarves in World of Warcraft are a race whose culture is defined by tradition, combat, exploration, celebration, and greed. They are known for their love of gold and ale and their outstanding metalworking. Clans are an essential part of Dwarven society, and each dwarf is tied very closely with their clan. There are three main clans of dwarves, the Bronzebeard clan, the Dark Iron clan, and the Wildhammer clan, each live and are ruled separately. There are also smaller clans that usually fall into one of these larger clans. At first, all of the clans lived peacefully under the rule of the Bronzebeard clan. After some time, they split because the Wildhammer dwarves wanted to open up trade with the high elves, which was considered unacceptable at the time, and the Dark Iron dwarves were practicing a type of magic that risked destruction of the rest of the dwarven people. As far as their view of other races, the dwarves are very close allies with both the humans and gnomes, especially since gnomes and the Bronzebeard dwarves live near each other. This style of Dwarves closely resembles the dwarves from The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. The dwarves from these books are a very proud race and are generally not fond of elves. This is because they view elves as pretentious and snobby, whereas the elves view the dwarves as rowdy and improper. This is somewhat echoed in World of Warcraft with the taboo of trading with the elves that split the Wildhammer dwarves from the rest.
Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

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