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The Forgotten Clawhammer Dwarves
« on: February 14, 2013, 12:16:03 AM »
This is an idea of been thinking about for a while and need to get it posted otherwise I'll forget it.

The Clawhammer dwarves are cousins of the Stonecrusher dwarves. They had the ability to cast wizard spells due to their have elven blood. They are responsible for the magical devices that is the Stonecrusher city like the portal that teleports you from the city to Amn.

A little history.

Duran the Black Wolf, the founder of the Stonecrusher Clan, his youngest son married an elf who was the daughter of Mithrilous Il'quellith, his best friend and former adventuring buddy. The offspring of this union produced powerful wizards, enchanters and metal workers. Throughout the centuries they contributed to the betterment of the city and dwarven culture.

A time came when the Clawhammer Clan dwarves ceased to exist. History books do not mention what happened to them. It is possible that the dwarves became too powerful and corrupt that their Stonecrusher cousins had them killed off and all trace of their history was destroyed. Or they became too powerful and corrupt and their elder had them destroyed and all history of them wiped out.

You may meet the elder in a quest. He may be in the flesh or in spirit form, I haven't decided. He will shed some light on what happened.
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Re: The Forgotten Clawhammer Dwarves
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2013, 11:01:32 PM »
Or a plague ravished through the Clawhammer bloodline, thus making them extinct.

This is a bloodline that combines the best and worst aspects of these two races.

You will meet a someone of the Clawhammer bloodline who may shed some light on what happened with them.
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Re: The Forgotten Clawhammer Dwarves
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2014, 11:13:19 PM »
Azaghâl Clawhammer



He is the last of the Clawhammer bloodline. Grandson of Durin the Blackwolf, he is over 2000 years old. Magic has kept him alive this long. I am still fleshing out the encounter you will have with him.
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Re: The Forgotten Clawhammer Dwarves
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2014, 11:24:02 PM »
Older idea.

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The Stonecrusher city will have an old undercity section. Long ago the city's founder Duran the Blackwolf had a son that married one of Mithrilous's daughters. Mithrilous was an elf and Duran's best friend. The offspring of that union leads to the Clawhammer dwarves who are capable of using magic. These dwarves were responsible for a lot of the magic devices that is found throughout the city including the transportation portals and the guardians. The guardians are the golems you see in the screenshot thread. About 500 years ago the Clawhammer dwarves became extinct due to a magic spell accident. All of them "died" except one known as the Exile. The Exile warded off the lower city so nothing could get in or escape. Before exiling himself from the city he destroyed all references of his family from the Stonecrusher history.

A quest will deal with you finding him and he asks that you go back to the lower city and recover his Tome of Creation. Its a book on powerful magic spells and the knowledge to create the guardians which he doesn't want to fall into anyone's hands. He considers the guardians an abomination and they should never be created again.

Basically a work in progress.
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