Both Dwarven appearance and culture are dependent on a schism that defines the race: rock or metal? Stone Dwarves are hard and strong, building their bodies from rock and gemstones in whatever shape they prefer, always emphasizing their power. Metal Dwarves, on the other hand, are more fragile, preferring to use soft but conductive metals to increase their capacity for intelligence and quick thinking. They have lightning-fast reflexes, but their primary advantage is their minds.
As resources are limited (though more plentiful than in the human lands), status in the Dwarven race is shown through the most sought-after components: diamond (the hardest rock) and gold (the most conductive metal).
Despite their differences, the divided Dwarves have one major cultural commonality: They strive to make the best use of the materials that the world around them provides.
In theory, an undecided Dwarf could use both stone and metal in their personal design, but this is rare, as the divide runs extremely deep, and Dwarven culture takes pride in being the best at one thing, not decent at two.
Stone Dwarves receive +2 to Fight, and all of their stress and consequence boxes can take one more point of stress than normal.
Metal Dwarves receive +2 to Lore, and they can use Lore to create an advantage in any situation with the text, “One glance is enough.”