The Aasaurian Chronicles: Forbidden City
History: Dwarves are a proud race of men who stayed behind in the mountains during the great migration. Over the course of time they became shorter, stouter, and more hairy. They worked the mountains into their homes and lived in one of the harshest climates in Illaria.
Average Height: 4’6” – 5’2”
Average Weight: 170 – 250 lb.
Ability Scores: +2 Strength, +2 Wisdom
Speed: 5 squares
Languages: Common, Dwarven
Skill Bonus: +2 Endurance, +2 Dungeoneering
Stone Blood: You gain a +1 to your Fortitude defense as well as a +5 racial bonus on saving throws against poision.
Dwarven Ancestral Weapons: You gain proficiency with the Warhammer and War pick.
Burden of the Mountains: You may move your normal speed regardless of heavy armor or a heavy load.
Dwarven Adreniline: You may use your second wind as a minor action instead of a standard action.
Steadfast Fortitude: You may use Steadfast Fortitude as an encounter power.
Encounter ✦ Racial Immediate Inturrupt Personal
Trigger: You are hit with a melee attack.
Effect: You summon hidden reserves of strength to brace yourself agaisnt an oncoming attack. Resist 5 all damage until the end of your next turn. Increase to resist 10 at 11th level, resist 15 at 21st.