Stealth, Scouting, and throwing weapons. Weapons:
8 Throwing Axes. A Two Handed Single Bit Axe. Attire:
Balgrim wears a dark green cloak accompanied by a light green, well kept tunic.Equipment/Other:
Having spent much time outside his hold as a ranger, Balgrim keeps many essential camping supplies with him as he travels. Within a backpack nestled beneath his cloak he keeps a bedroll, a cooking pot, climbing rope, a generous
supply of rations, and a few cigars.Physical Description:
Balgrim stands proudly at 3'11". With warm dark brown eyes strangers often feel comforted by his demeanor. His beard reaches down to his belly-button and is tied rather simply in a single large braid down the center of his chest. Underneath his hood Balgrim's brown hair is kept short. Even looking at a distance Balgrim is considerably heftier than the average dwarf, with a noticeable belly peeking over the belt and pouches tied around his waist. His skin carries an uncommon hint of color in it not found in most hold dwelling dwarfs given his considerable time spent on the surface. Mental Description/Personality:
Balgrim is a friendly dwarf and used to enjoy meeting new faces during his patrols as a ranger. He enjoys teasing people, and would frequently joke around with his fellow rangers. Balgrim would often see just how far he could take his jokes and insults with others to the point of upsetting them.
In combat Balgrim would often continue with his joking, taunting the enemy at every opportunity and giving his allies guff over how they fought. He does this as a coping mechanism of sorts as truth be told he didn't enjoy being in combat. Balgrim hated seeing things die. The way they twitched and slowly recoiled in their death rattles made him feel physically ill. Background/History:
Balgrim was born in Karak Norn to the Dothri clan. His upbringing was as normal as any dwarf, having been born into a moderately wealthy family of mine owners. However during his early 20's his family took on a risky business venture and 'bet the farm' on the discovery of a new gold vein. The Dothri clan poured all their resources into this one site they had discovered, transferring machinery and employees from their other veins and selling off the deeds for more equipment towards this new gold vein. However during the setup of all the new equipment an error was made and a massive cave-in occurred around the vein's location. This destroyed much of the new equipment his clan had purchased forcing them to seek a loan for even more digging tools just to regain access to their lost vein.
His family never recovered from this setback, and interest has steadily been climbing despite the vein being reclaimed. The debt had become so immense that not even selling the deed to the vein could hope to repay it. His family and employees continued to work themselves to the bone to even meet minimal payments. Balgrim however, did not share their stubbornness.
In his early youth he pursued the career of a Ranger, tending to the lands surrounding the Karak Norn. He met traders and mercenaries who spoke of the fortunes they made in faraway lands. After tirelessly serving his hold for many years, he submitted an application for an extended leave of absence from his assigned post. He longed to go out in the world and find a better way to help his family repay their debt. After a few years of military politics and many explanations, his commanding officer granted his request and Balgrim set off to the realms of the Umgi.