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Author Topic: [Hobbit] Balin  (Read 384 times)


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« on: June 07, 2020, 12:41:37 AM »


NAME: Balin, son of Fundin
DATE OF BIRTH AND AGE (AS OF T.A. 2941/3019): TA 2763; 178 years old
PLACE OF BIRTH: Erebor/Lonely Mountain
RACE: Dwarf

HAIR COLOUR AND APPEARANCE: White and shortish with a little wave (often looks a little like an absent-minded professor) with a long white beard
BODY TYPE AND HEIGHT: Starting to get a little portly from age and fine living though still able to keep up with the younger Dwarves to some extent; reaches 4’6”
OVERALL APPEARANCE:  Balin is mostly found in rich, dark red clothes that are finely made a cared for.
DISTINGUISHING MARKS:  None beyond perhaps his snow white hair and beard. And his nose.
WEAPONS: A sword

STRENGTHS: Discerning; Wise; Skilled fighter
WEAKNESSES:  Cynical; Stoic; Careful
ASPIRATIONS:  To see Erebor free from Smaug (though he’s not sure how wise it is); later, to reclaim Moria
FEARS:  Thorin having Gold Sickness and going too far
PERSONALITY: A kindly, grandfatherly figure, Balin is fairly mild-mannered and tries to be as unassuming as possible as well polite. His politeness and mild-manneredness often means he hides a lot of his emotions but he is definitely not heartless. He is very careful, some might say too careful, and worries about his friends, and Thorin in particular. He is a very skilled fighter, belying his advancing age, and despite his age, he notices much and is skilled at reading people and situations, and trying to diffuse any tensions that might arise.

He has lived a long-life and seen so much death, destruction, and tragedy that his world-view has been cynical, almost bordering on nihilistic. Not that he isn’t aware that there is good in world, he just sometimes has trouble seeing it. Yet despite his often bleak world-view, he treasures frivolity and often enjoys participating in it, though not to the same extent as others of the Company. He is loyal to Thorin but is by no means blinded to his faults, nor to his own.

HISTORY:  Born the oldest child of Fundin of the house of Durin, Balin was a youngster when Smaug attacked and took over Erebor. Fundin took his wife and Balin to Dunland under King Thror and they settled for a time. A few short years after they fled Erenor, Balin’s younger brother Dwalin was born. Thror would lead an army to try and reclaim Khazad-dum and Balin followed his kin there, fighting the orcs that had taken over the halls. In the end, Thror was killed and Thrain, Thror’s son, went mad from grief and disappeared. The losses from the battle were severe.

Eventually, Balin would join Thorin in his quest to reclaim Erebor, though he isn’t entirely sure that it is wise, after what happened when they tried to reclaim Moria. But he goes along, planning on keeping a careful eye on Thorin around all the gold. He also develops a soft-spot for their Hobbit Burglar Bilbo Baggins. After the death of Thorin, and everything settles after reclaiming Erebor, Balin visits the Hobbit a few times.

Yet, Balin’s desire to reclaim Moria is not forgotten and he later leads an expedition to gain it, successfully. And Balin finds himself the Lord of Moria. But after only fives, things fall apart. The orcs  come again and unbeknownst to Balin, the Dwarf miners had woken a balrog. Balin was shot dead by an orc arrow on November 10 TA 2994.
AGE:  30s
EXPERIENCE: I’ve lost track at this point
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Re: Balin
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2020, 09:23:26 PM »
I'll say it again, Becca, it's so great to have Balin again! <3


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