The Orphans of Cathorna
Dwarven smith and carouser
A young blacksmith in the service of Durgan Kellhaller, Dellin is a well-liked dwarf who can almost always be found in the forge. The sound of his hammer shaping a horseshoe or a new sword for export can be heard from before dawn until after dark every day except Thursday, when he downs tools and variously relaxes by making children’s toys, conducting short ceremonies to honour Aule or going out hunting mushrooms and other delicacies. He is a capable cook who holds regular gatherings in his larger-than-average house, and is always willing to mend any little metal objects brought to his forge. He makes weapons, horseshoes, nails by the bucketload, custom-designed metal fastenings for the boatmakers and just about anything else smaller than a longsword. He doesn’t make armour, and shows no interest in learning how. Some see him as a natural successor to Durgan, though he will hear nothing of it. He is kindly disposed to most members of Second Skirmish, particularly Tomas and Altraam, and consults with them on a variety of matters.