Mountain dwarves were the most favoured race under the Daedra Imperium, and never suffered the hardships that most others endured. The dwarves of Newathil have generally enjoyed their role as the best craftsmen and kept themselves to themselves.
The arcane revolution has changed this. More and more dwarves can be seen in the universities of Tarbolton, learning to be wizards to continue their role as the finest smiths. Other dwarves have followed the more mercurial promise of the city, looking in to the new factories and the rewards they offer.