One of the original races of Faerune, Dwarves are the most traditional of the races.They are shorter than a halfling, stronger, hairier and hardier than them too. They are hardly seen above ground. Even below in the Underdark, which are their abandoned and inactive mining tunnels they are a rare site.
Before even the giants, but after the elementals and dragons, there were Dwarros. Some say they were the old gods' first attempts at humans and when they looked upon their finished product, they were not pleased and banished them underground.