Avalanche: Originally, this celebration began as a slow, somber ceremony that many dwarves believed had the power to prevent avalanches, cave-ins, and similar natural disasters common to the mountains and underground regions that dwarves inhabit. As the tradition grew, however, it became more of a celebration and less of a warning, and the ceremonial aspects all but disappeared. Although it still bears the name Avalanche, this one-day celebration has almost nothing in common with its origins.

The Days of Forging: In the early days of the world, Moradin forged the dwarf race in his own image and placed them deep within the shelter of the earth that he had created. Each year, on the anniversary of Moradin’s forging, dwarves celebrate their many gifts by crafting items of exquisite value and beauty. Many smiths produce their greatest works during this short period, and some go so far as to schedule their most demanding projects during the celebration. The Days of Forging are a time of toil and craft, but the dwarves celebrate all the same, chanting as they work and crafting well into the night.

Fellhammer: Commemorating the days of the fallen and the anniversaries of famous battles is a strong and serious part of dwarf tradition, and many such minor holidays span a single clan or multiple nations. The most prominent of these is Fellhammer. Also known as the Days of Stone, Fellhammer commemorates the stand of three dwarf legions, led by the great Durek Fellhammer, against two hordes of orcs and goblinoids bent on the invasion of the civilized lands. Fellhammer is a two-day event that happens once per year.

The Day of Silence: Life, for most dwarves, is peaceful and full of simple routine and labour. As repetitive as this life may be, dwarves always find something to appreciate about it, mainly due to the Day of Silence. During they take this day to contemplate quietly, pray, and remind themselves that a simple life has its joys and blessings.


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