Mardles live in Noroveus, along with the dwarves. Whilst the dwarves inhabit the snowy mountains, the mardles have colonised the volcanos. Mardles are perfectly adapted to their boiling environment. To them, the burning ground temperatures are a pleasant warmth under their hardened feet. Their skin is approximately three inches thick all over, providing them with protection from the heat and giving them natural defences. They are cold blooded and often lie in hot springs to warm their bodies up. Mardles are very peaceful creatures who worship Moradin. Dwarf-sized, but with very little hair, they are miners at heart.