There is beauty in creation. Nothing in life is better than crafting something lasting, and the process is as important as the finished item is. Never be idle when you can be working. Rituals and tried-and-true formulas are well and good, but innovation is vitally important. In all things, strive to master your skill, honor your peers, and enjoy the results of your work.
- Reorx's Dogma
The dwarves of Ansalon consider Reorx — god of manufacture, technology, and metallurgy — to be the greatest of gods. Although humans see Reorx as the rotund helper of Kiri-Jolith, dwarves and gnomes depict him as a powerful dwarf with arms well-muscled from smithing. According to all creation myths, Reorx tamed chaos to forge the world. Most accounts also agree that the stars were sparks from his hammer when he struck chaos. Reorx’s second greatest creation, the Greystone of Gargath, led to the creation of dwarves, gnomes, and kender. Many therefore consider the forge god to be father of these races.
Dwarves report that Reorx displays many dwarven virtues. He is sober, pragmatic, and dispassionate. He seeks efficient solutions to any problems encountered. He is quiet, almost sullen, and unexcitable. The art of smithing occupies him primarily, though he also has a passing interest in mining. Humans paint a very different picture.
They see Reorx as a rotund, jolly dwarf given to excesses of gambling and drinking. His frivolity and jocularity make him a wandering festival, lightening the hearts of all who encounter him. This vast difference in perception is attributable to one factor: drink. Dwarves have witnessed only the sober and powerful Reorx of creation; humans have witnessed only the drunken and carefree Reorx of the gambling table.
Reorx has strong ties to the demihuman races of Krynn. Dwarves are his foremost followers, remaining faithful even through the Cataclysm. Because of their fidelity, Reorx works hard to restore the glory of the dwarven race. He has forged an alliance with Shinare to spur dwarven industry. Reorx also works closely with tinker gnomes, inspiring them to some of their grander inventions. And, despite their scatter-brained tendencies, Reorx loves kender, who were created by the Greystone of Gargath. Humans are another matter. If they know of Reorx at all, they regard him as comical.