From the Introduction to the Core Rules:
Minimalist Post-Ragnarök Roleplaying
You are a Dwarf.
Not the proud and stubborn warrior found in so many fantasy novels and RPGs, however; but a crafty, elusive trickster with an affinity for magic. In Norse sagas and legends, the greatest magicians are often dwarves. They are associated with rocks, the earth, luck, craft, metal work, wisdom, and greed.
You live within an isolated dwarven enclave of Asgård. Your people were spared much of the hardship that fell upon other races during Ragnarök. However, there were still many smaller dwarf-holds and colonies that were lost to earthquakes, goblin hordes, fell monsters, or other disasters.
It is your mission to determine what has become of these settlements...