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Doge
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Posted - 26 Jun 2013 :  10:28:39  Show Profile Send Doge a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
I've often read that they have red or light brown hair but i've always wanted some to have black hair. Is this even possible? Are there examples of shield dwarves with black hair? I don't play 4th ed but I recall seeing a dwarf in a 4th ed FR book with black hair. He had a couple daggers on a belt or bandoleer and he didn't look like a gold dwarf as he was quite pale.

BEAST
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Posted - 26 Jun 2013 :  12:02:37  Show Profile  Visit BEAST's Homepage Send BEAST a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thibbledorf Pwent was introduced around the beginning of 2E (in the novel The Legacy), had his heyday in 3E's "The Hunter's Blades Trilogy", extended into 4E (The Last Threshold), and we'll have to wait and see if he makes it into 5th . . .

But he is described as having a great black beard, and stringy black hair atop a balding head, underneath his massive spiked battlerager helm.

The Mirabarans Torgar Hammerstriker and his best buddy Shingles McRuff both had black beards (3E's The Thousand Orcs).

The Mithral Hall blacksmith McCarl Ironforge was rumored to have a red beard, but he was always covered in so much soot, that he might as well be credited with having black hair, too!

And Arthrogate was first written about in 3E's Promise of the Witch-King. He's a Felbarran dwarf who wears his black beard parted and tied off with triple-sapphire rings.

"'You don't know my history,' he said dryly."
--Drizzt Do'Urden (The Pirate King, Part 1: Chapter 2)

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Edited by - BEAST on 26 Jun 2013 12:13:36
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Doge
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Posted - 26 Jun 2013 :  12:21:43  Show Profile Send Doge a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh happy day! Haha. And those are some of the most shield dwarven of all shield dwarves. Thanks Beast!
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BEAST
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Posted - 26 Jun 2013 :  21:35:29  Show Profile  Visit BEAST's Homepage Send BEAST a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You're very welcome!

"'You don't know my history,' he said dryly."
--Drizzt Do'Urden (The Pirate King, Part 1: Chapter 2)

<"Comprehensive Chronology of R.A. Salvatore Forgotten Realms Works">
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Delzounblood
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Posted - 07 Aug 2013 :  14:15:58  Show Profile Send Delzounblood a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've always stated to my players, when regarding hair/eye colour that there is a set norm BUT there are always exceptions to the rule.

to give you an idea, my char Delzounblood as follows.


6th Lvl Dwarven Barbarian.
Stats:
Strength : 17
Intelligence : 5 (I never said he was bright!)
Wisdom : 9 (or wise)
Dexterity : 15
Constitution : 17
Charisma : 11

Desciption:
44 tall
Shaven Head
Black Beard, Braided.

Arms Armour:
Sculptured Breast Plate
Studded Leather Kilt
Spiked Gauntlets
Dwarven Battle Axe


I'm Back!

Edited by - Delzounblood on 07 Aug 2013 14:22:33
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