The Taralu dwarves live in the eastern jungles of the Mwangi Expanse. They are one of the two main dwarven groupings in the Expanse, but have little contact with the other group: the Mbe'ke dwarves of the Terwa Uplands.1
They no longer practice most dwarven traditions. Instead, they engage in ancestor worship and totemism. They view dragons and wyverns as holy creatures.2 They are usually friendly towards other ancestries.
The Sixteen Clans of the Taralu once lived in the Shattered Range, in a traditional mountain dwarven culture, but all this changed during the war between Geb and Nex. They debated amongst themselves for four days about what stance they should take and could not agree, until a magic-ravaged cloud dragon named Tanin came to them desperate for help.
At the sight of this majestic creature brought so low, the dwarves were shaken and swore to honour her dying wish to return her to her birthplace so she might find some rest. Together the clans began an arduous four-year journey across the mountains and into the Expanse before they finally fulfilled their promise to Tanin. They named her resting place Taninshroud and it remains a site sacred to the Taralu to this day.
This experience changed the Taralu dwarves, making them acutely aware of the horrors of war and magical misuse and they swore another oath: to try and keep and mediate peace wherever they could.4
The Taralu are often easily noticed by their brightly coloured hair which they dye to make look like different times in the sky.4
- Saif Ansari et al. (2018). Heroes from the Fringe, p. 4. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-053-8
- Saif Ansari et al. (2018). Heroes from the Fringe, p. 8. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-053-8
- Tim Hitchcock et al. (2010). Heart of the Jungle, p. 13. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-247-0
- Laura-Shay Adams et al. (2021). "People of the Mwangi". The Mwangi Expanse, p. 72–81. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-340-9