The "Dwarves" of Stonelir
Dwarves, or "Short elves", come from a land called Stonelir. They are called "Short elves" Because their original country was full of 2 Giant races, and a race of dragons called "Vakin". Meaning compared to the other race they were small, but in reality they were only a couple inches smaller than an average human. They escaped from a civil war between the 2 Giant races called the "Castal" and the "Fortal". The war became so dangerous for the whole continent that there was only the 3 races left, The Dwarves, the Castal, and the Fortal. The Dwarves, only being a small group left, prayed to the god of creation, "Lor'kas", and fled from their homes in the middle of the night into their new home, Arkacia. At their arrival, they found a mountain to call their new home. As they had to dig their way through the mountain, with being very skilled in technology, they created many ways to make their job easier. Their first invention was the "Sharp Hammer" or the "Shif Volen", so they named their first city Volenfell, in translation "The City of the Hammer". It is said the Dwarves settled and worked more and more on new technology, eventually inventing an airship, but this is just a myth for no one knows the secrets of the mysterious "Short elves". Many have tried to get a member of their society to spill their secrets but Dwarves are the most resilient of Arkacia, and all attempts have failed. Now it is up to King Jovan, brought to Arkacia by his fleeing family, to keep the Dwarven race alive and thriving.
The original colonies of the Dwarven race worshipped many different gods and goddesses, but the only ones left to flee were those that worshipped the "God of Creation" Lor'kas. Lor'kas is the father of Brûl and Kul, the god and goddess of death and destruction, Azar the goddess of Light, Barka the patron god of the Earth, and Kalil the guardian.
At the beginning of time it is said that there were many different gods and goddesses, all different kinds of pantheologies, and they all ruled the universe. Lor'kas, born of Matter, was the first to start the creation of the land of Stonelir. Lor'kas created the Dwarf races and Dragon race of "Vakin". Realizing there was no balance on earth, he had to created his son and daughter, Brûl and Kul. These two juvenile god and goddesses quickly turned to tyranny and created the two evil races of Giants, the Castal and Fortal.
It is said that the father of King Jovan of Volenfell's father, Johan, was the first to create Magical Gems. Dwarves are known for their advanced technology but this was so advanced that he kept the secret to himself. Before his passing on his travels to Arkacia, he kept his creations hidden and told no one where they were, and took the secret to his grave. After the discovery of these gems in Arkacia it seems that these gems were found, and spread throughout the lands. Jovan's father's secret is a secret no more. All now have access to its magical powers.
After months of King Jovan being away searching for a way to defeat the undead army, his dwarves still did not hear from him. It is almost as he vanished from thin air. With their leader missing, the citizens chose to flee their home, and Arkacia all together. The town of Volenfell has fallen in to disarray, and who knows what torments their leader is going through. Volenfell, alas, is no more, for now...