Dwarf Navy

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A Dwarf Ironclad

The Dwarf Navy covers all types of Dwarf vessels. All modern Dwarf ships are made of iron and powered by enormous steam engines.


Ghazen-Harbark were ancient Dwarf vessels, mainly used on rivers replacing the venerable Grubark which were used extensively before contact with the Elves. As trading began between the two races they were able to shift large quantities of goods to the new Elf cities. [2a]

The Dwarfs later set sail across the seas in great silversteel vessels, powered by ancestor turbines and steam engines with the centre of shipbuilding being the great sea-fortress of Barak Varr and by the early 2500s they had several hundred ships in their navy. Dwarf Master Engineers such as Brokk Gunnarsson seek to conquer the oceans including theird depths with their powerful machines. [1a]


The largest class of Dwarf warship, the Grudgebreaker-class battleship is able destroy a cities walls on its own. [1a]


There are relatively few Ironclad vessels in existence, and most can grouped into broad categories. Ironclad is sometimes used as a 'catch-all' phrase to describe all iron ships. The typical Ironclad is the equivalent of other race's galleys and ships of the line in size, although the category is a broad one. Each ship is a testament to the skill of the engineer who built it. Ironclads are able to reach Lustria when fully provisioned.


Monitors are smaller than Ironclads, and are capable of patrolling rivers and inland lakes. They are rarely seen outside of the Black Gulf and the Tilean Sea.


Dreadnoughts are even larger than Ironclads, and each is a floating fortress, complete with massive cannon turrets, far larger than anything seen on land. Very few engineers are capable of creating a Dreadnought and the enormous cost prevents them from being built in large numbers. The greatest Kings of Barak Varr have marked their reigns by commissioning a Dreadnought and each is a mechanical marvel. The first Dreadnought was created by the legendary engineer Hengist Cragbrow and every one since has owed something to his vision.


Nautiluses are capable of travelling beneath the waves. The first Nautilus was created by Hengist Cragbrow's one-time apprentice, Mungrun Steelhammer. Steelhammer wanted to make a name for himself, but knew that he couldn't match the scale of a Dreadnought, so built something completely different instead. Other Nautiluses have been built since, but it was and still is, an invention way ahead of its time.

Dwarfen Engineers

Many dwarfs of the Engineers Guild find employment working with or on ships. These include:



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