Malcolm “Mal” Stormbreaker
Dwarven Fighter, Weaponsmith, Nice Guy
Appearance: Suited in armor with a shield in one hand and the Pick of Larnagish in the other, Mal is essentially the tank among the Last Born. Pitted against other dwarves he’s met since Kaldera was destroyed, Mal keeps his beard and appearance trimmed and neat.
Personality: Genuinely a creature of peace and trust, Mal isn’t stupid and will act when he must. He is curious about everything, especially if it’s new, and leaves no question unturned. Among the Last Born, Mal benefits from being the least threatening, perfect as a first choice to send in as a friendly face when the encounter calls for it. Other dwarves find him too much of a pacifist, but when all other options have been exhausted, Mal never fails to act or succeed.
Traits: Having come into possession of the Pick of Larnagish before Kaldera was destroyed, Mal has spent time discovering the powers of the artifact, learning recently it can be sacrificed to devastating effect. When Zyn was found adrift, near death and frightened for her life (especially after Xax’s interrogation,) it was Mal that befriended her, creating a bond that has endured in spite of revelations afterward.
Backstory: While having no other dwarf in his life to learn anything culturally from, Mal did hear stories of Larnagish, Sanguine’s champion, and draws inspiration from his example. Mal had no trouble forgiving Xax for keeping secrets when he suddenly was given the entire universe to explore.