Aldest Geldzahn explains in a spirited rant to never forget: the dragons are the *true* enemy.

Aldest Geldzahn explains in a spirited rant to never forget: the dragons are the true enemy.

Official Chaldea Concept Art

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At one time, the dwarves of Chaldea ruled the entire world. But a thousand years ago, the dragons came and nearly drove them to extinction. When the dwarves fled underground, the dragons brought humans and orcs from other worlds to finish the job of eradicating the once mighty dwarves.

Those who remain now are a tiny minority, and most keep to themselves beneath the surface of Chaldea. Yet many are fabulously wealthy in their isolation, for they retained the holdings and wealth of those who migrated away. Now the dwarves face a threat of a different sort: a curse of infertility. Not a single dwarven child has been born for forty years.

Despite these hardships—or perhaps because of them—every dwarf in Chaldea returns annually to the home of his or her ancestors for Clan Week. Because it’s important to look one’s best, Clan Week kicks off with a raucous party in the dwarven barbershop, where friends and family reunite and old tales are spun anew.

Aldest, an ornery old dwarf, makes clear his unabashed beliefs about various dwarven heroes and his passionate hatred of dragons, much to the chagrin (or amusement) of his kinfolk.

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