The Chronicles of Allandria
Dwarven paladin with a small-scale mind confronted with large-scale problems
Darsin was sent south to Allandria by the dwarven elders, who had (to Darsin’s mind, anyway) a strong feeling of “these humans have gotten themselves into another mess, so we’ve got to send one of Moradin’s chosen to sort things out.” Darsin’s not quite so sanguine, though—he thinks the elders have spent too much time in impregnable fortresses to realize how grave the threat is. He’s generally mildly mistrustful of established authority figures for similar reasons, though by no means rebellious or even disrespectful.
Darsin is unsure that he
- or anyone - can save the world this time, but he reveals very little of this. He takes comfort in the solidity of his hammer, the apparent steadfastness of his comrades-in-arms (admittedly happenstance as the current batch may be), and the resilience and self-sufficiency of people of all races.