I'm deep in the armpit of editing, which means I missed my Thursday musing and my post today inst gong to to include a new proto-chapter. Instead, I have to beg for forgiveness and try to bribe you all with the latest from Eric Quigley --
Keep in mind, Dwarves are a race that have been forced into underground slavery for generations upon generations. Long beards and hale complexions are straight out. Dwarves of the Ecumene world are pasty with wispy hair (if they have hair at all). Most a slight of frame -- and Grawfn tends towards very large and robust for a Dwarf.