The Stonemace Clan was founded by Throri 'Warmheart' Stonemace, son of Garrond Frostbeard, after he left the Frostbeards when they declared Independence from the Grand Kingdom. The Stonemace's would pledge themselves to the Grand Kingdom of Urguan and would stay with them for an eternity unlike their Frostbeard brothers.
The Stonemace's were a group of dwarves who lived deep within the mountains of the lands of Axios, with Throri 'Warmheart' Stonemace as the first Clan Father. Even though they were their own personal clan, their roots can be traced back to the Frostbeard Clan, with their founder, Throri being the son of Garrond Frostbeard, the founder of The Kingdom of Kaz'Ulrah and grandson of the legendary dwarf Gorum Frostbeard. The Clan was formed shortly after Throri was banished from the Frostbeard Clan, for dishonouring the name of Verthaik II Frostbeard before he became the High King of Kaz'Ulrah. Under Urguan, the clan started to gain more and more members, mostly from Throri's nuclear family.
Shortly after the clan was formed, Throri's son, Edel Frostbeard, challenged Throri to a honor duel. Not wanting to be called a coward, Throri accepted the challenge. On the day of the duel, the two dwarves met face to face once again in Kal'Omith, a dwarven crowd from both Kaz'Ulrah and Urguan supporting both dwarves from their respected Kingdom. Both of the Dwarves, would charge at each other swinging their weapons, the sound of metal clashing against metal echoed throughout the halls of Urguan, it seemed at first that the Stonemace founder would win the duel, with him disarming the young Frostbeard. However things turned for the worst as the Frostbeard quickly brought Throri onto the floor, pummeling his face over and over again with his hands, luckily for Throri his son spared his life letting him live with the shame of being defeated in an honour duel.
Some of the Stonemace's have jet black hair that fits around their head and beards, they also have chilling blue eyes from the remnants of the Dwarven kin who left the Frostbeards since they declared their independence from the Grand Kingdom, whilst some have brown hair. The Stonemace Dear average around 4ft 5 inches tall, and like the Frostbeards are stocky hardy Dwarves, built to endure all the harsh climates and the up in the mountains. They are usually seen wearing their clan armour, or even the Grand Legion's armour along with a bear pelt put upon their shoulders.
The dwarves of the Stonemace clan primarily live in the mountain tops along with the rest of their mountain dwarf brethren like the Grandaxe and Ireheart clans. Along with living in the mountains the Stonemace's are highly trained in varying forms of combat from Axes to pole arms, because or this they are generally seen in the Grand Legion fighting on the front lines.
Like many of the other clans, the Stonemace's worship the Brathmordakin in their everyday life and in their culture.
Even if the Dwarf is connected to the Stonemace's either through the bloodlines or by honour, they must complete their trials to become a fully fledged member of the clan. The trials consist of three main tasks. The first task consists of the beardling taking up a journey to the mountains only surviving with the skills he/she was taught and nature itself, the beardling must live and survive in the mountains for a stone week, to truly become themselves and find who they are. The next task for the beardling is to forge an axe or any weapon. After forging the weapon the beardling must bring the weapon to the Clan Father to inspect it, after the inspection of the weapon the beardling can proceed with their final task. The final task involves the beardling to hunt and kill a bear. The beardling will trek up the mountain until the young dwarf finds the wild animal. If the beardling kills their prey they would skin it's carcass and use it's fur pelt as a type of cape, this pelt would signify that the Dwarf has completed their trial.