I had a hoot with this one. My spokesDwarf Gundri was still wandering around Esteldin considering outfits when I nearly ran over a very…bright…Dwarf. Thranin Alehammer can be seen from three mining-tunnels away!
Thranin is a guardian, a Dwarf of axe and shield. He’s the son of Thranli, a rune-keeper, but Thranin showed little aptitude for learning, so turned instead to the guardian’s way. As he put it, “Things are simpler when you don’t have to remember more than hack…slash…block…kill.”
Thranin caught my eye because I’m currently obsessed with hauberks, and I like how the undyed portion of his Leather Hauberk is reflected in his beard, while the red portions are echoed in his pauldrons and hat. Also, except for his boots, his entire outfit can be acquired by someone under level 30. Finally, I love how the chin guards of his helm angle inward and his beard outward. It’s a really pleasing detail.