Dwarven Paladin (Raven Queen)

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Bit of a freaky guy but works well for the KoSF adventure:

Morbund earliest memory was watching a piked orcs head slowly rot in the summer heat. Always fascinated by death and decay Morbund was never popular, or happy, as a child. In his adolescence he moved out of his family’s home and moved in with the cemetery keeper.

By moving out of his family home Morbund was seen as rejecting many of the Dwarven traditions and became a social outcast. With no real friends besides the quiet cemetery keeper Morbund spent long hours wandering through the cemetery thinking dark thoughts about the nature of life and death. Though he enjoyed his simple life his heart told him there was more to come. While meditating within the tomb of a Dwarven hero a large jet black raven landed on hero’s tomb.

The Raven spoke to Morbund at length about the meaning of life, death and of promises and goals of The Raven Queen. At the ravens urging Morbund opened the sarcophagus of the long dead hero. The hero was arrayed in armor the color of ash and by his side lay a holy symbol of The Raven Queen and a halberd with a raven shaped head.

Taking up the arms and armor Morbund, under the guidance of the raven, walked out of the cemetery and broke the small ties that still remained with his community. The Raven spoke as they traveled through the wilderness teaching Morbund the basic tenets of the Queen of Death. After a month of travel and training the raven lead Morbund to the town of Winterhaven.
Heya,

Bit of a freaky guy but works well for the KoSF adventure:

Morbund earliest memory was watching a piked orcs head slowly rot in the summer heat. Always fascinated by death and decay Morbund was never popular, or happy, as a child. In his adolescence he moved out of his family’s home and moved in with the cemetery keeper.

By moving out of his family home Morbund was seen as rejecting many of the Dwarven traditions and became a social outcast. With no real friends besides the quiet cemetery keeper Morbund spent long hours wandering through the cemetery thinking dark thoughts about the nature of life and death. Though he enjoyed his simple life his heart told him there was more to come. While meditating within the tomb of a Dwarven hero a large jet black raven landed on hero’s tomb.

The Raven spoke to Morbund at length about the meaning of life, death and of promises and goals of The Raven Queen. At the ravens urging Morbund opened the sarcophagus of the long dead hero. The hero was arrayed in armor the color of ash and by his side lay a holy symbol of The Raven Queen and a halberd with a raven shaped head.

Taking up the arms and armor Morbund, under the guidance of the raven, walked out of the cemetery and broke the small ties that still remained with his community. The Raven spoke as they traveled through the wilderness teaching Morbund the basic tenets of the Queen of Death. After a month of travel and training the raven lead Morbund to the town of Winterhaven.

Not a bad little background!

do have one issue, though. Was Morbund named by his parents? If so, why did they choose that name?

Morbund is very suggestive of Moribund, which means dying or near death... And given the character, I feel that you may have had that in mind when you came up with the name. It seems more like a name he might have taken up when he decided to serve the Raven Queen rather than something his parents would have given him.
His original name was Morgran (typical Dwarven name from PHB) however once he left his family and started living with the grave keeper people started calling him Morbund as a derisive nickname.

After numerous fights with his family he eventually rejected his given name and took the name Morbund as his own to spite his parents.

I think I'll start keeping a journal of his adventures here as well.
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