Painted Maiden
A Dwarf woman that has given up her rights as a wife to live a life outside of the warrens. When she is in public, she must paint her face to indicate her status to other dwarves.

Most races think of painted maidens as warriors. This primarily stems from the legend of Zhara, the first painted woman.

Painted maidens are not allowed to take husbands or lovers. Many tragedies and opera in the Dwarf culture center around the forbidden love between a maiden and a dashing soldier. Lovers of a different race are also frowned upon, but most women who take the paint care little for the culture that they have left behind.

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