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Balin is the son of Fundin and following his father's death he became the head of Clan Durin. Balin has one sibling in the form of his brother Dwalin of whom has become a very powerful fighter and is renown for being Balins gaurd as well as his hatred for the greenskins.

The peaceful excistence in the Dwarven realms of Karak Izor, and Karak Matron would end the moment Fundin the clan leader of Clan Durin was killed by a goblin archer. The eastern parts of the Lucernian Mountains had become known for being dangerous for Dwarven travellers but the minerals of the area still attracted the more daring of the Dwarven leadership, and miners. Fundin was one of these more adventerous Dwarves and he wanted the Gromil that was present in the east, and to get it he took a large force from his Thaig of Moria and moved against the eastern mines of which the Dwarves were ignoring had not been heard of for some time. While travelling in the eastern mines Fundin was ambushed alongside much of his company by a massive force of Goblins and the few that survived spoke of the Goblins being in their thousands. Before the death of Balin it was believed by most of the Dwarves that their holds were imepenatrabe, and thus their was a great deal of arrogance within their ranks. When the leadership of Karak Izor contemplated the death of Balin they preapred to move against the encroachement of the Goblins but they didn't understand that the Goblins had already become more then they could handle.

History

Early History

Coming of the Goblins

Main Article : First Lucernian-Goblin War

The Driving Tide

Main Article : Driving Tide

Family Members

Relationships

See Also : Dwalin

Balin and Dwalin
Never forget an oath. Dwalin made me understand that.
Balin

Balin and Dwalin have been close for many years in a friendship that was born following the hard times of the Goblin invasion during the Driving Tide.

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