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In accounts of exploits or [[fun]], the generic name [[main:Urist|Urist]] is often used in place of any specific dwarf name, often because the default dwarf names are complex, random, and hard to remember. Several other nicknames for dwarves also exist; some are less polite than others.
 
In accounts of exploits or [[fun]], the generic name [[main:Urist|Urist]] is often used in place of any specific dwarf name, often because the default dwarf names are complex, random, and hard to remember. Several other nicknames for dwarves also exist; some are less polite than others.
  
== Myths concerning dwarves ==
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== Myths Concerning Dwarves ==
 
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Dwarves, much like the Biblical hero Samson, actually gain their strength from their beards. (Think back to Gimli, of Jackson's LOTR; "NOT THE BEARD"). There is some speculation among philosophers and biologists of other species whether there is a connection between alcohol and the near godlike properties dwarves exhibit, to which most dwarves respond with a roaring cascade of laughter, before bashing the offending creature's head in and chuckling, "''is'' there a connection?", while suddenly deciding to create an artifact due to the unexpected boost in happiness.
 
Dwarves, much like the Biblical hero Samson, actually gain their strength from their beards. (Think back to Gimli, of Jackson's LOTR; "NOT THE BEARD"). There is some speculation among philosophers and biologists of other species whether there is a connection between alcohol and the near godlike properties dwarves exhibit, to which most dwarves respond with a roaring cascade of laughter, before bashing the offending creature's head in and chuckling, "''is'' there a connection?", while suddenly deciding to create an artifact due to the unexpected boost in happiness.

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