Mountain dwarf

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Mountain dwarf
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Race
Playable
yes
Racial talent

Mountain dwarves (or Aptapo) are a sub-race of dwarves in Pillars of Eternity and Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

Origin and prevalence[edit | edit source]

Aptapo (AHP-tah-po, from aptapolare “goat people” in Vailian), commonly known as mountain dwarves, originated on the continent to the east of the Dyrwood, but have spread through the area several times before, with most of the evidence being found in remote mountain ranges.[1] Unlike the similarly diminutive orlans, who are frequently subjugated, the Aptapo have always directly fought back threats posed by larger kith and opted to fortify their residences rather than move on.

Mountain dwarves are common in the Vailian Republics and uncommon in the Dyrwood and Readceras. They are rarely encountered in Aedyr, most often traveling with Vailian trading ships.[1]

Appearance and culture[edit | edit source]

From the Pillars of Eternity Guidebook: Volume One:

  • Features: Broad-bridged, strong noses. Broad, square, inverted-triangle or inverted-heart-shaped faces. Broad jaws and necks. Almond or thin eyes. Deep-set eyes, very prominent brows.
  • Skin: Fair to dark brown, tough and leathery, often creased even among the young.
  • Hair: Blond, strawberry blond, red, auburn, brown, and black. Wavy, curly, or kinky texture.
  • Eyes: Green, hazel, gold, gray, brown, black.

In-game description[edit | edit source]

Mountain dwarves (Aptapo) originated on the continent to the east of the Dyrwood and have spread through the area several times. Unlike the similarly diminutive orlans, who are frequently subjugated, the Aptapo have always directly fought back threats posed by larger kith and opted to fortify their residences rather than move on. Mountain dwarves are common in the Vailian Republics but not seen as often in the Dyrwood and Readceras.
~ Pillars of Eternity in-game cyclopedia

Mountain dwarves (Aptapo) originated on the continent of Aedyr in the Old Empires, but had disappeared from those lands long before humans and elves arrived there. They have spread rapidly throughout the world over the millennia due to their instinctive drive to explore and migrate. While mountain dwarves do form settlements and even small nations, they are more often found within other cultures, most commonly Old Vailia, the Vailian Republics, and the Dyrwood.
~ Deadfire in-game cyclopedia

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Mountain dwarves are one of the playable races. Their racial bonus talent is:

In Pillars of Eternity
  • Hale and Hardy: Mountain dwarves have a bonus to defend against Poison and Disease attacks.
In Deadfire

Notable characters[edit | edit source]

In Pillars of Eternity[edit | edit source]

The White March - Part I
  Ista
The White March - Part II
  Asca
  Kern

In Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire[edit | edit source]

Seeker, Slayer, Survivor

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pillars of Eternity, Game Manual