Name: Balin (PRON: bay-lin) Age: 16/17 Balin is kind and can often get himself into trouble if it's taken advantage of. But his heart is what makes him endearing to most of his friends. As a kid he was always off making adventures for whole days at a time. He was raised solely by his father, a blacksmith, his mother being lost to the world in childbirth. There was always something a bit different about Balin, but no one in their small village was ever quite able to put a finger on just what.