A fairly young, naive dwarf who has just recently come above ground for the first time.
DeGarmo is a dwarf miner turned adventurer who’s ignorance of the Upper World is equaled only by his naive and simple way of communicating.. The young dwarf spent the entirety of his early life underground in a silver mine. Born into a family history of working class individuals, DeGarmo was obligated to spend his days swinging a pick ax and pushing a mine cart. Unsatisfied with this life style he spent his meager amounts of free time teaching himself to swing a war ax and draw a bow. As time went on he became well known among the mining community for his battle prowess and was elevated to the position of Cavern Guard. In this position DeGarmo was able to gain experience in fighting goblins deep in the silver veins. His new found abilities brought him into the palace several times and while attending to his duites there he caught a glimpse of the Overseer’s daughter. In that moment he fell helplessly in love and began shirking his responsibilities in an attempt to get closer to this dwarven beauty (which may or may not mean she had a beard). DeGarmo’s deviation from his duties did not go unnoticed, however, and one day, while spending his palace shift wooing his beloved, none other than the Overseer himself walked in upon the forbidden scene. In a rage of anger the Overseer declared DeGarmo be sentenced to death for fraternizing with the upper class. DeGarmo, not having a way with words, attempted to talk his way out of the situation, “She came on to me!” That sealed his fate and the next day he was brought before the chopping block and sentenced to death by beheading. The previous night, DeGarmo’s family got wind of the actions being taken against their son and quickly organized a petition for his pardon and got a crowd together to contest the judgement. As DeGarmo stood before the chopping block this group surged forward holding the petition high shouting for his release and threatening to revolt in the absence of mercy. Seeing the desperate situation, the Overseer declared a parlay and worked out terms the terms of DeGarmo’s release: he was to be exiled to the Upper World for the rest of his days, with no contact with his family or friends. In addition he would be branded with the mark of an insubordinate worker, a broken hammer tattooed on his neck. He would be granted all his gear and one weeks rations. When the day came for DeGarmo to depart, it was with sad faces, wistful glances at the Overseer’s daughter and a flicker of excitement for the chance to explore a new world. Bidding his friends and family farewell, DeGarmo stepped out of the mine entrance into the blinding sun and stood dazzled by it as the stone door rumbled shut behind him. It was the beginning of a new adventure!