Deldrin used to be a poor lumberjack toiling in the cutyards under Gavel Thuldrin Kreed’s oppressive thumb. One day he refused to pay an “axe tax” on an axe he had already bought and paid for. Boss Teedum tried to take Deldrin’s axe, and the half-elf smashed Teedum’s face with the flat of it. As one of the few locals to stand up to Teedum and Kreed, he was elected sheriff the following week. Now he carries the same axe around on his shoulder to remind Kreed and Boss Teedum he is not afraid of them. Deldrin is tall for a half-elf, towering over most humans, and his well-muscled, imposing form is further enhanced by his sharp gold-flecked eyes.
Strong-willed and tough (both mentally and physically), Sheriff Baleson takes no guff from anyone, whether publicly drunken lumberjack or wrathful Lumber Consortium gavel. Multiple attempts by the consortium and its thugs to end his life have resulted only in numerous arrests and three dead thugs. On multiple occasions, the sheriff has humbly rebuked whispered hopes of him running for mayor, saying he’d rather serve as town sheriff to “a more fair-minded mayor.”
Quiet whispers place Deldrin within Roots and Remedies after hours, but both parties flatly refute such claims.