Character Profiles: Ballough Hammerkeg

BalloughName: Ballough Hammerkeg
Race: Dwarf
Gender: Male
Age: 96
Class: Warrior (fury)
Religion: Holy Light
Alignment (Per D&D): Lawful Neutral
Traits (per CK2): strong, honest, gregarious, trusting, content, duelist

Place of Residence: Currently Tower of Krasha, Twilight Grove, Duskwood. Previously Ironforge.
Friends and Associates: Yu Gwai, Menrim, Sednaq, Lunk, Gornn, all of the Greenhearts, other members of the tower.
Romantic Partners: Deceased wife
Pets: Previously Monter
Mounts: Swift Brewfest Ram
Languages: Common, Dwarvish, Basic Gnomish
Most Important Value: Loyalty and Friendship

Describe your characters relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?

I’d say me parents and I got along fine. A healthy parent child relationship. I was definitely not spoiled, as I had to work with me father and help raise six brothers and sisters. I write to me parents and me youngest brother at the beginnin’ of every month. We still get along fine.

What are your characters most prominent physical features?

A large nose and a magnificent beard, if I do say so meself.

Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don’t have any, is there a reason?

I have many, all from some battle or another. I don’t really recall any specific one.

How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?

Me wife used to say I was very handsome, and I’m inclined to agree.

What’s your characters ranking on the Kinsey Scale?

Not interested in men in that way, but I am in women. If that answers Yer question.

Describe your character’s happiest memory.

One o’ them times when I was holding Mairona by the fire. Those were good times.

Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from the past? Why?

The death of me wife, Mairona. Why? Because I would like to ‘ave ‘er still with me, ye’ dolt.

What’s your character’s favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?

Ice Cream: Chocolate
Color: Brown
Song: The Gnome That Launched a Troll
Flower: Do I look like an alchemist to ye’?

Who does your character trust?

Vikoka, Holly, and me fellow mission goers, like Yu Gwai and Lunk. As long as Verroak doesn’t order me death, I think I can trust ’em.

Can you define a turning point in your character’s life? Multiple are acceptable.

This job.

Is there any animal you equate with your character?

Not really.

How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the times? Letters or emails?

I like to think I’m adequate.

What does your character’s bed look like when he/she wakes up? Are the covers off to one side of the bed, are they all curled around a pillow, sprawled everywhere? In what position might they sleep?

It’s definitely messy. No specific way. I usually wake up on me stomach with one arm hangin’ off.

How does your character react to extreme temperature changes such as extreme heat or cold?

I’m a dwarf. We work the forge with lava and live in the snowy mountains. I don’t really react. Just change apparel.

Is your character an early morning bird or a night owl?

Night owl.

Are there any blood relatives that your character is particularly close with, besides the immediate ones? Cousins, Uncles, Grandfathers, Aunts, et cetera. Are there any others that your character practically considers a blood relative?

Not particularly.

What’s your character’s desk/workspace like? Are they beat or messy?

Do I have a desk? [Added by Verroak: Apparently there is one, but all it serves is for Menrim to keep papers of the Greenhearts]

Is your character a good cook? What’s their favorite recipe, whether they’re good or not? (Microwave mac-and-cheese applies.)

I’m alright. I like makin’ Beer Basted Boar Ribs.

What’s your character’s preferred means of travel?

Me ram.

Does your character have any irrational fears?

I don’t think so.

What would your character’s cutie mark be?

My what?

If your character could time travel, where would they go?

The past.

Is your character superstitious?

Is there such thing as superstition, if we have ghosts, demons, and ghouls among us?

What might your character’s ideal romantic partner be?

Me wife.

Describe your character’s hands. Are they small, long, calloused, smooth, stubby?

Large and calloused.

Second day of favorites! Favorite comfort food, favorite vice, favorite outfit, favorite hot drink, favorite time of year, and favorite holiday.

Ale, none, none, hot chocolate, winter, none.

Describe your character’s fighting style.

Up close and personal.

If you character’s life was a genre, what would it be?


How does your character smell? Do they wear perfume or cologne?

I do enough to keep me from smelling too ripe.

If your character could contact himself/herself 20 years ago, what would he/she say?

Don’t live by the sea.

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