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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017
 Master Sergio, a thought struck me recently that might be relevant to your interests - the thought that, in at least some Dwarf Holds, the period of mourning for a deceased relation is traditionally defined by how long it takes to carve their monument.


 In essence a dwarf is buried in a stone box left rough on the outside precisely so that family members can either sculpt their own memorial to a kinsman or commission stoneworkers to do something similar (assuming they lack the opportunity or the skill to do the work with their own hands), with all the protocols of mourning observed while the tomb is carved.

 As one might imagine, the precise monuments and the length of time required to execute them varies according to the resources of money, expertise and manpower available, as well as the degree to which the Family actually mourns their loss (a sorry thing to say, but Honest), with the wealthy or particularly-beloved being honoured with elaborate workings that can take years - in at least one noteworthy case because a lone Dwarf spent much of a century carving monuments to her People, working on and off, because she was all that was left of them - and the less admired being obliged to endure Eternity in the very roughest tombs.


 (Another possible variation on this form of mourning would be for each of the Dwarf's friends and kin to craft some sort of Grave Good and place it upon their tomb - though only very seldom within it, as Dwarves are above all practical: better that the goods be removed without breaking into the tomb than that Grave Robbers be tempted to not only despoil but actually desecrate this sepulchre*). 

 *Those foolish enough to find a Dwarf Tomb and steal the Grave Goods ranged upon it should know that while the Khazad are wise enough to acknowledge that thieves will be thieves, they will also fiercely resent the disrespect shown to their Ancestors by the theft of their Grave Goods - if you are lucky then they will come after you with axes alone, but it is far more likely they will come down upon you with The Law (and NOBODY presses a lawsuit like a Dwarf with a Grievance).
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Artigas Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
I hve to say that this is a very smart and appealing concept right there. 
I apreciate that you took your time to write that and I will, with your blessing, put some of it in one of my illustrations in the future. It is just too good to pass.
Thanks for sharing your genious.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017
 You shared yours first, so I can only call this a very modest repayment!Nod 
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
 Now here is a thought Master Sergio: given the well-known difficulties posed to the propagation of the Species by the storied Khazadim single-mindedness (Males and Females alike choosing to take no spouse, either because they desire none or because they have found the one they desire and will accept none other) Match-Makers must play a crucial role in Longbeard culture, ensuring that mutually-agreeable unions are arranged without risking the loss of one or more Dwarves to the Marriage Market through a broken heart or similar Bad Experience.

 This is a job that must require Diplomacy worthy of the most sensitive Embassy and it is quite easy to imagine Match-Makers scouting out suitable prospects for a Male or Female who has not found their soulmate in their native Hold and likely carrying messages between the different branches of the Same Family over the course of his travels (which may result in Match-Makers being employed as Heralds or Spies on behalf of the Dwarf-Lords to boot).

 I wonder what such an individual would look like?   
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Artigas Featured By Owner May 22, 2017
This, my friend,is what I call an excellent idea. It really intrigued me and I might give it a stab in the near future.
I suppose this guys would be specially rich and well mannered and would sport quite a lot of fine jewells and clothes and of course a magnificent bejewelled beard. When on the road I ghink they would go in a caravan or litter not to draw too much aþention, or even in disguise and of course heavily guarded by henchmen.
Thanks for that formidable provicative piece of thought.
Cheers
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 23, 2017
 I agree - a Matchmaker should definitely come across as a person of substance, probably a very sober sort of person at that, for they would want to display their solid worth and trustworthiness, rather than distract attention from the Bride and Groom-to-be (or worse yet attract Romantic attention from either party!).

 Why not show the typical Matchmaker as favouring arm-rings or a heavy collar like a chain of office? (some sort of jewellery that emphasises his role as one who unites separate individuals into a cohesive unit; perhaps even jewellery that combines strands of more than one metal).

 It occurs to me that a Dwarvish matchmaker could well be of either gender (since when it comes to making Little Dwarves results would probably matter more than sex).

 
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Artigas Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017
The ring that bids is a very neat concept and one I have been discussing with Turner lately. Well put my friend.
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KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
Happy Birthday! :D
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Artigas Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
Oh man. It was  long ago but thanks!
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