The Sun Eaters
The Azer are red-haired and red-bearded fireproof dwarves that live under and in a nearby volcano. They are very noble and honorable people, and some of the finest metal workers in existence. King Airom rules the Azer from the underground city of Kheldmirkhan. They trade their finished goods with the People of the Vale, hauling their wares on red-furred mountain goats.
“Fireproof” may be a slight misnomer; fire hurts the Azer, but doesn’t permanently damage them. They consider it a test of strength to see how long they can take the burning. They are just as brave as the bravest warriors even though they are short. They also have great scholars and a great university. They are, however, heathens (I.E. don’t worship any gods).