Alright, the dwarves arrive!
Well, one at least
Name: Kadun Gredvaken (Gredvaken being dwarvish for 'Blackgranite”)
Nicknames: Blackgranite, Lord of the Mountains, Grand Forgemaster
Age: 507 years (approximately middle aged)
Family: Wife, two sons, and one daughter
Position: Thane of Glargadden and Master of the Grand Forge, Patriarch of Clan Gredvaken (Thane being the closest thing dwarves have to a king)
Hair Color: Black and long, but neatly kept and braided, with a matching beard that reaches the middle of his chest.
Eye Color: Grey
Skin Color: Fair, slightly weathered
Identifying Marks: Rather long black beard aside, Kadun also has the symbol of the Gredvaken family, a golden anvil under a black hammer, tattooed onto the back of his right hand.
Weight: 190 Lbs
Personality: Gruff and honest, at times brutally so, Kadun is as straightforward and honest as they come. That's what you'd believe if you didn't know him at least. The truth of the matter is that, after having to navigate the political structure of not only his home city of Glargadden, but of all dwarvern society, Kadun has learned to deceive, and to manipulate. Like any politician, he knows how to weave words together to cause them to have the effect he wants without saying anything compromising.
At the same time though, like most of his people, Kadun is a warrior. He has a strategic mind and is extremely patient. Being a soldier taught him to listen well and observe what is going on around him. Being a commander taught him to lead and inspire other. Being a blacksmith allowed him to learn to pay attention to detail. On the surface is a a serious dwarf with a little bit of grey in his hair and his beard. Inside is a being of deep thought and careful planning.
Background: When he was younger and his grandfather was Patriarch of the family, he was a soldier, a shield bearer of Glargadden. Later on, when his father became patriarch, Kadun eventually earned a place as the high commander of Glargadden's military forces. Now, nearly one hundred years after his father's passing, Kadun is the patriarch of his family, the Thane of Glargadden, and because of his family's wealth and power, a member of the dwarvern council of Granbriar.
The real prestige of Kadun life, though, is his position as the Master of the Grand Forge. Rather than a single pit, furnace and anvil, the Grand Forge is a massive chamber within the heart of Glargadden. Within the Grand Forge, hundreds of artisans are employed to craft, produce, enchant and perfect the finest weapons, armor, jewlery and anything else made of metal in the world. As the Master of the Grand Forge, or the Grand Forgemaster, depending on who you ask, Kadun owns the Grand Forge, and controls everything made within. This is the source of his family's wealth and power, since the Gredvaken clan built the Grand Forge over a thousand years ago. They have maintained ownership and control ever since, and though this, makes themselves, and the fortress-city of Glargadden, rich and powerful in equal measure.
The Wall of Kadvar: a shield forged by his grandfather, Ordarac, for his father, Kadvar, is now carried by Kadun. It was crafted within the Grand Forge, like most of Kadun's equipment. Shaped like a very round oval with a sharp point at the base and a round, bladed edge at the top, it is said to be impenetrable. Obviously, proving such a thing to be true would be very difficult, though to this day, over six hundred years later, it has still never been pierced or dented. The symbol of the clan, a Golden Anvil under a Black Hammer is emblazoned on the front.
The Heart Miner: A heavy war-pick, primarily made to punch through heavy armor, the Heart Miner has a handle and shaft about sixteen inches long, ending in a long, curved spike that measures almost a foot in length. Rather than tapering to a fine point, the tip is quite think so that hard impacts against thick plate armor will not damage it. On the backside of the pick is a sphere meade to weight just slightly less than the pick side of the weapon. Said to be able to put a hole straight through a man AND his plate armor, the Heart Miner was crafted by Kadun himself when he first became the Grand Forgemaster as a means of getting past the thick skin of giants or other creatures that might make enemies of the dwarves of Granbriar.
Kadun's Waraxe: finely crafter by his father, Kadvar, over three hundred years ago, this axe was magically enchanted to feel weightless to the wielder, but to feel ten times heavier to the unfortunate victim of its unforgiving edge. Kadun chose not to name this weapon, and instead allows his foes who are lucky enough to survive the crashing might of its blows to think of a name by which to refer to it instead.
Grand Forge Plate Armor: Comprised of a chain vest and sleeves along with padding, all underneath thick plates crafted within the Grand Forge, this suit of armor was tailored specifically for Kadun Gredvaken. While Kadun would certainly rather not need his armor at all, no warrior is perfect, and the day that he makes a mistake, this suit of armor gives him the best possible chance to live. Enchanted to dampen the effects of magic, both obvious physical fors and subtler attacks upon his mind, Kadun wears his armor near every day, and would be remise to enter into battle without it.
Combat: Is battle, Kadun is a powerful fighter, easily able to overpower a normal man with brute force. To suggest that strength is all he has would be a great falsehood however. His strikes are harsh and precise, his technique methodical and paced. Trying to trade blow for blow with a dwarf is never a good idea, and Kadun is the epitome of that.