The Long Road Home
Zedicus "Zed" The Hammer
Grandfather of Drefan and Darksun
He will smack anyone who calls him Zedicus, instead he tells them to call him “Zed”. He is a crotchety old man that took Darksun in when he was young and needed a place to stay. He is pretty particular about two things, smithing and food. Anyone that knows him would tell you that he takes his soup with biscuits, and he has an uncanny knack for showing up right before a meal is served. He is a permanent fixture in his daughters bar and tavern “The Thundering Broc”, where he actually has a stool engraved with his name on it. Needless to say he gets along well with his daughter and her husband. Most days he works in his shop from morning to night, but as soon as the sun begins to make it’s decent he can usually be found at the Thundering Broc. The other thing that he likes to do is travel with his metal works, and visit the many giant festivals in the lands. He knows a good place to eat and get a drink in nearly every giant town in our lands, and often when he would travel he would take the cart full of goods and Darksun with him, and leave for several months at a time, not returning until all of his wares were sold, and they had eaten their fill of the lands. When his wife died he changed a bit, taking on the role of the bachelor a bit more, and by the time that Darksun was sent to live with him he would let him do just about anything that he wanted. Even his daughter-in-law had them over to their house for dinner, since she felt it was a good idea to keep an eye on the both of them and make sure they weren’t missing any meals. Never known to pass up a meal, Zed would take Darksun to eat at least two meals a week with their family, although his son, Kerrun, rarely attends as he is busy with Clanhead duties. Zed is renown amongst giant society as a master smith, having trained with a good number of human and other smith’s during his lifetime. He and now Darksun are some of the few giant smiths entrusted by the Brotherhood of Origin to work star metal into weapons, armor, and holy symbols. To mark themselves as trusted smith’s they were given a medallion made from an alloy of star metal and silver that depicts a great hammer striking an anvil. It is a mark that lets brothers of Origin know that they can approach them to have star metal crafting done. It is a high privilege and an honor that their family has carried for many years.