Dwarves of the North
A proud race, the Dwarves do not use magic, preferring to rely on their own minds and ingenuity to solve every problem.
For centuries, the Dwarves have been isolated in the north with expansion made impossible these long centuries by the relentless winters and short summers. Recently, however, the Dwarves have conquered winter, holding the ice and cold at bay using a newly minted machine, giving them the opportunity to expand and become even more self-reliant. With the need for imports and interaction with other nations nearly eliminated, a jingoistic/expansionist mentality now reigns over the north.
The need for iron and land have become the driving forces of the Dwarven culture.