Only a Dwarf who has reached the age of two-hundred, or has a beard that is touching the very floor will he be readily considered a Longbeard. This ensures that they receive the proper respect from their fellow Dwarves, who have been taught at an early age, and quite rightly so, to always respect their elders and listen to their well-earned wisdom.
Indeed, for it is true that the Longbeards have fought in more wars, beaten more foes, and endured greater hardships than any young Dwarf could possibly imagine. They constantly grumble about how today's Goblins are far smaller and weaker than they used to be, and how nothing is as well made as it was in their day. No young Dwarf would dare argue with them, for they indeed have the experience and the beard to prove it.
Should the Kingdom of the Dwarves come under siege by their most hated of enemies, the Longbeards would be one of the first to take command. Equipped with some of the most well-crafted Dwarven armour and weapons within their Clan, these Longbeards muster into their own regiment of crack heavy infantry, forming a unbreakable wall of shield and muscle that few can ever hope to crack. In battle, Longbeards are able to demonstrate their time-won skills, showing little regard for even the smallest shifts in fortune that would throw less experienced warriors into confusion, and enduring punishments that could break the mighty resolve of even a Dwarf. Such is their inspiring presence on the battlefield that the Longbeards provide the army a reliable anchor which holds the rest of the army together. With the stern gaze of the Longbeards upon them, Dwarf Warriors are far less keen to falter against the enemy onslaught, and fight ever harder to prove their worth in the eyes of their elders.
In the server
Initially founded by Durin VII, the house of the durin's lineage was the first dwarven house to be created on the server, the house was made up of the Durin's Folk faction, and so remained until the Second Reformation of the Empire.
It has since seen a great deal of conflict and furthermore hardships, though it survived them all, at it's head is currently Stannis who has, in general, remained in the shadows for quite some time, though none dare or wish to challenge his authority over the Dwarven lands as of this date.