Balin | Dwarf | Ken Scott | Open
"A descendant of nobility and a Dwarf Lord in his own right, Balin is one of the oldest members of The Company of Dwarves. Wise and gentle by nature, he has been forced to live a life fraught with war and the ongoing struggle for survival."
Balin is the son of Fundin and a dwarf leader. He is old and wise, older than his brother Dwalin. He grew up in the Lonely Mountains and was present when Smaug attacked and took over Erebor. He thinks very highly of Thorin and would follow him anywhere.
During the quest he befriends the Bilbo and often helps the hobbit the best he can and is often seen carrying the smaller creature on his back when his feet wont carry him anyone. Despite his old age Balin is a good fighter and carries a sword so he can serve Thorin on the quest.
Family: Dwalin (brother), Oin and Gloin (cousins)
Friends/Connections: Dwalin, Thorin, Bilbo, Ori
Note: Character info can have been altered a little to give more character development. Friendships are not set, but most likely. They can certainly be friend with others too of course.