Well met, stranger!
We are the mountaindwellers, the Dwarves of Minecrack. We are engineers and fighters superior. Our resolve is steel and we never forget a grudge. We welcome you to the halls of our ancestors to feast and recount deeds of heroes. Our craft is of quality and our minds honed.
Thanes are the souvereign caste of the Dwarves. We use our experience both in and out of fight to keep our faction forums clean and uphold the dwarven way of life. Indy and me, both being Civilservants, are taking on this role. But hold on.
That is not how the souvereign dwarves kept their souvereignity over the eons, however. We have a much better system than a king's dictate, a system that enables YOU to get the awesome faction projects going in the way they deserve it. We dwarves form Councils, and this is how they work:
Take responsibility and power! Yes, YOU!
When one of us has an idea worth supporting, they may create a new council for this very project. Other dwarves can then join in by replying in the appropriate thread in our project forums visible only to dwarves! As soon as a council is complete, it has complete control over the project it was created for - e.g. only those involved in the actual project will have a huge say on that very project. Be it raids, awesome fortresses, or what else you can think of - make it possible today, work on it in a team of motivated dwarves, create a council!
All councils are temporary. When the project is done, the council is nullified. This will keep our society and hierarchy alive and worthy of a true dwarven tribe.
Gain access to our wealth. Estabilish yourself!
We dwarves rely on sturdy infrastructure to keep us supported. Aside from our capital, we will create fortresses over time for all dwarves to fall back to. We will have resources to support our newest members. And of course, we are a society of free dwarves - fill your personal treasury, build yourself a castle on our world map, leave a mark!
See the work of our ancestors and honor it with your presence!
Our magnificent capital is the Dwarven Hall of the Ancestors. It is a masterpiece of our art and it has stood for untold centuries. Never has an elf set foot inside it's precious halls, and any intruders are met with scorn. It has all the facilities to provide for us, painstakingly mined out of the raw stone and chiseled into perfection. It's halls have born witness to the Ancestors and many other heroes whose legends are still sung on the days of remembering.
Avenge your ancestors, honor your tribe!
The Great Book of Grudges is an ancient tome which was started in an age forgotten long ago, by the Ancestors of our race. It contains all the wrongs and ill deeds made against the dwarves, and they are never erased. Sometimes a brave and valiant dwarf will take up an oath to avenge one of those wrongs in equal measure. These are the dwarfs of Oath. They swear by their beards, that one deed they are about to make will be done. Woe betide those who have wronged and an Oathbearer comes to face them. Should the Oathbearer fail, the consequences are grave indeed. He will suffer from being an Oathbreaker and must redeem themselves through blood and bone. Those who do succeed are honoured beyond measure and celebrated across the realm.
How to apply:
You must have registered on the forums and been whitelisted for the server. You can apply for whitelisting in this very thread. Then you must post the word "Dwarf" into this Faction Request Thread to be assigned to our faction. As ever, if in need of assistance, you can ask any of us for help.
Make Your Ancestors Proud, Join the Dwarves!
Yours Truly, the relentless miners, warriors and architects of the Great Mountain.