Birthday:  Summer 22
Lives In: The Mines
Address: Eastern Cave
Marriage: No
Best Gifts: Amethyst.png AmethystAquamarine.png AquamarineEmerald.png EmeraldJade.png JadeLemon Stone.png Lemon StoneOmni Geode.png Omni GeodeRuby.png RubyTopaz.png Topaz
“Long ago, my people knew the secrets of advanced technology. The archaeological evidence proves that. But I wonder where it came from? And where did it all go? I guess some questions will never be answered...”
— Dwarf

The Dwarf is a valley resident who lives in The Mines. Initially the way is blocked off by an unbreakable rock, just inside the entrance. After upgrading to a steel pickaxe the stone can be broken. A cherry bomb also works.

The Dwarf will start out speaking Dwarvish, which is unreadable by the player. In order to understand Dwarf you must acquire the 4 Dwarvish scrolls from within the mines. After donating them to the museum, Gunther will give you a Dwarvish Translation Guide to use which allows you to understand the Dwarf's speech. You cannot make purchases from the Dwarf's shop or affect friendship with the Dwarf until you understand Dwarvish.

The Dwarf's gender in the game data is "undefined" (see Content\Data\NPCDispositions.xnb).


The Dwarf lives just to the east of the entrance to the mines and does not move from there.


Image Name Description Price
Life Elixir.png
Life Elixir Restores health to full. Gold.png2,000g
Oil of Garlic.png
Oil of Garlic Drink this and weaker monsters will avoid you. Gold.png3,000g
Cherry Bomb.png
Cherry Bomb Generates a small explosion. Stand back! Gold.png300g
Bomb Generates an explosion. Watch out! Gold.png600g
Mega Bomb.png
Mega Bomb Generates a powerful explosion. Use with extreme caution. Gold.png1,000g
Miner's Treat.png
Miner's Treat This should keep your energy up. Gold.png1,000g
Rarecrow 6.png
Rarecrow 6 Collect them all! (6 of 8) Gold.png2,500g
Stone Cairn.png
Stone Cairn A decorative piece for your farm. Gold.png200g
Weathered Floor.png
Recipe Overlay.png
Weathered Floor Recipe Blueprints for crafting Weathered Floor Gold.png500g


The Dwarf is apparently one of a race of Dwarves. They were once powerful and advanced but now only relics remain as artifacts. Krobus describes a 1000-year war between the dwarves and the shadow people, as such Dwarf is sometimes suspicious of the player of being a spy sent by the shadow people.


Main article: Friendship
See also: List of All Gifts

You can give the Dwarf up to two gifts per week (plus one on their birthday), which will raise or lower their friendship with you. Note that if you do not understand Dwarvish, friendship will be unaffected by gifts. Gifts on their birthday (Summer 22) will have 8× effect and show a unique dialogue.
For loved or liked gifts, the Dwarf will say

“A birthday gift? That's very kind of you! I love it.”
“A punhaan nuh? Xha's zinan mu oh anoe! U ozi u.h”
“You remembered my birthday! Thank you. This is great.”
“Anoe nimimpini man punhaan! Xham anoe. Xhus us nnia.h”

For neutral gifts, the Dwarf will say

“Oh, a birthday gift! Thank you.”
“Oh, a punhaan nuh! Xham anoe.”

For disliked or hated gifts, the Dwarf will say

“Oh... It's for my birthday? ... Thanks.”
“Oh... U's hon man punhaan? ... Xhams.s”


“Hey, I really love this stuff. You can find great things in the mines.”
“Lian, U niaan ozi hus sehh. Anoe na hu nnia huns u paa muis.”
Image Name Description Source
Amethyst A purple variant of quartz. Mining
Aquamarine A shimmery blue-green gem. Mining
Emerald A precious stone with a brilliant green color. Mining
Jade A pale green ornamental stone. Mining
Lemon Stone.png
Lemon Stone Some claim the powdered crystal is a dwarvish delicacy. Mining
Omni Geode.png
Omni Geode A blacksmith can break this open for you. These geodes contain a wide variety of Minerals. Mining
Ruby A precious stone that is sought after for its rich color and beautiful luster. Mining
Topaz Fairly common but still prized for its beauty. Mining


“Ah, this reminds me of home.”
“Ah, hus nimus mi oh homi.”
Image Name Description Source
Cave Carrot.png
Cave Carrot A starchy snack found in caves. It helps miners work longer. Mining
Quartz A clear crystal commonly found in caves and mines. Foraging - The Mines


“An offering! Thank you.”
“O ahhutel! Vhom olai.”
Image Name Description Source
Solar Essence.png
Solar Essence The glowing face is warm to the touch. Monster Loot
Void Essence.png
Void Essence It's quivering with dark energy. Monster Loot


“Hmm... Is this what humans like?”
“Lmm... Us hus olha hemas umi?”
Image Name Description Source
Chanterelle A tasty mushroom with a fruity smell and slightly peppery flavor. Foraging - Fall
Common Mushroom.png
Common Mushroom Slightly nutty, with good texture. Foraging - Fall
Daffodil A traditional spring flower that makes a nice gift. Foraging - Spring
Dandelion Not the prettiest flower, but the leaves make a good salad. Foraging - Spring
Ginger This sharp, spicy root is said to increase vitality. Foraging - Ginger Island
Hazelnut That's one big hazelnut! Foraging - Fall
Holly The leaves and bright red berries make a popular winter decoration. Foraging - Winter
Leek A tasty relative of the onion. Foraging - Spring
Magma Cap.png
Magma Cap A very rare mushroom that lives next to pools of lava. Foraging - Volcano Dungeon
Morel Sought after for its unique nutty flavor. Foraging - Spring
Purple Mushroom.png
Purple Mushroom A rare mushroom found deep in caves. Foraging - The Mines
Salmonberry A spring-time berry with the flavor of the forest. Foraging - Spring
Snow Yam.png
Snow Yam This little yam was hiding beneath the snow. Foraging - Winter
Wild Horseradish.png
Wild Horseradish A spicy root found in the spring. Foraging - Spring
Winter Root.png
Winter Root A starchy tuber. Foraging - Winter

*Note that Dinosaur Eggs are considered Artifacts and not Eggs for gifting purposes.


“I don't care what species you are. This is worthless garbage.”
“U o' nani olha sinuis anoe ani. Xhus us olonhiss nanpani.”
Image Name Description Source

Heart Events

50 Friendship Points

Zero Hearts.png

After earning 50 Friendship points with the Dwarf, enter The Sewers. You need to have purchased a Stardrop from Krobus.

Dwarf finds Krobus in the Sewers and blames the Shadow People for the death of their family. Krobus retorts by saying that he only resorted to violence after the dwarves drove them from their ancestral homeland. Krobus gives an apology for what happened to Dwarf's family but Dwarf doesn't accept it. They both start fighting. The player descends into the Sewers and gets between them. Dwarf yells, "Let me at him! He's despicable." Krobus retorts, "Come and get it, shrimpy." Suddenly, the Wizard appears and stops the fight. He reminds them that "The Elemental Wars have long been finished" and tells them to make peace for the sake of the humans that live around them. Dwarf consents to this and promises to stay away from the sewers. Krobus once again apologizes for the past and states that he has no personal gripe with Dwarf. The Wizard casts a 'Seal of Promise' to finalize the agreement.


First Meeting

“Hey, you're pretty good at mining, for a human.”


“I got all this stuff from the surface. I just take it from your people during the night. Hmm? What is this concept you call "private property"?”
“Ah... cave carrot stew, cave carrot roast, cave carrot soup and cave carrots au gratin.

...And a ramekin of cave carrot brulee to sweeten the night. What?”

“Hey, wanna buy something?”
“I feel most comfortable underground. The deeper underground the better.”
“You've never seen a dwarf before, have you?”
“It's dangerous in the mines. Why don't you buy a few things from my shop to ensure your safety?”
“One day you'll have to tell me about this beverage you call "milk"”
“You're not a spy sent by the Shadow People, are you? I'm keeping my eye on you.”
“Most humans fear the unknown... that's why I've hidden my shop here. Your mining skills prove you're trustworthy.”

Rainy Days

“Rain... It's almost mythical to us. Some of us dwarves live our entire lives without ever experiencing it.”

6+ Hearts

“Long ago, my people knew the secrets of advanced technology. The archaeological evidence proves that.

But I wonder where it came from? And where did it all go? I guess some questions will never be answered...”

8+ Hearts

“The mines can be a treacherous place. Be careful, friend.”



  • You can destroy the large rock leading to the Dwarf with a cherry bomb, but that's not mentioned in the message shown when trying to break it with a low-level Pickaxe.
  • Despite having dialogue suggesting an interest in milk, the Dwarf dislikes all milks.


  • 1.3: Added Stone Cairn to shop stock.
  • 1.4: Fixed Dwarf unable to give neutral dialog to gifts. Dwarf now likes cave carrot as a gift.
  • 1.4.4: Dwarf now loves Lemon Stone.
  • 1.5: Dwarf now likes all artifacts, not just dwarven items.
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