Lagertha Hammerfist is a daughter of one of the more wild septs of the large and boisterous Hammerfist Clan. Dwarves born into her particular family aren't much on tradition. Or smithing. Or reverencing the ancestors. Or manners for that matter.
Dirlum is the mid-most Dwarf of 23 Dwarven sisters, all of whom share their mother's thirst for adventure. Of course, large families are not uncommon in the Hammerfist clan. In fact, a few, including Dirlum's, have had an informal "contest" running for …
"She wasn't very bright, you know."
The dwarf sitting next to Tuvolin gave her a scandalized look. "Don't speak ill of the dead, Tuvolin," warned Dirlum, "especially someone who's your kin and who left you her gear."
"Bah!" Tuvolin cared little for …