Yea, I'm still in. I like the idea of a little more 'low fantasy' setting too.
Name: Alan 'Bear' Weaverson
Appearance: Bear has had his nickname since he was a little boy, and quickly grew into it. He towers above everyone else in the village at 6'5" and weighs in at a solid 265lbs. His body is layers of thick hardened muscled, built by years of hard work on his family's farm and toned by recent years at the smith's anvil. His skin is tanned darker than most, and has a rough quality. He moves with a slow deliberate manner, very aware of his bulk and careful not to accidentally hurt anyone.
Build: Heavy muscle, rough hands
Hair color / style: Blonde / scruffy and short
Eye color: Blue
Scars: Countless small scars on hands and fore arms.
Biography: Bear has always lived in the village, and always strived to protect it. His family owns one of the farms, and raised him to be both practical and prudent. Generally quiet, the boy had always been large, and was often called on to be an enforcer for other children his age. While he appreciates a good joke, he has a short temper for pranks. Ever since he had started his apprenticeship at the blacksmith, Bear had grown a solid friendship with Pagasa, the smith's daughter. While Bear had learned how to forge weapons and armor with reasonable skill, he prefered to stick to more 'useful' things like plows and kettles. But it was the finer work still that captured his heart. Time not spent being bothered by Pagasa at the forge, or being roped into a reluctant sparring session, was spent with a tiny set of metal workers tools. Carving, engraving, embossing, and anything else that could turn a simple belt buckle or teapot into something beautiful.
Bear is answering the call of the village out of a need more than desire. The sooner they can gather the myyrh, the sooner he can return to the heat of the forge.
Equipment: Bear carries a few useful tools, including a sturdy knife. Weapons are limited to a simple but effective hammer, more of a sledge really. He has managed to craft a breastplate for himself, which he wears underneath his coat. Much of his gear is self made, or specially designed to fit his own buckles and metal bits. Something of note, every buckle has fine, detailed engravings that Bear carved himself.