Dwarves are rare, and yet commonly blamed for The Fall as they build many machines and have a natural affinity with them. Machines are widely associated as the cause of the cataclysmic event. A single fortress, Khog Daruhm still stands for Dwarf-kin, in disrepair and undermanned.
Dwarves are a slave race in Atonica, and whilst some have freedom, thousands are used as cheap labour in Coal Town and Purg, or sent to the Eastern Satrap to obey the wishes of the Godking Balishar. Those Dwarves who have yet to be enslaved, work as engineers in human cities, a race in decline. Many crew the airships used for travel in the Broken Kingdom, though the life expectancy for them is no better than a slave’s.