Name: Stephen Gallister
Nickname/title: The Wandering Smith
Class: Warrior - Blacksmith
Languages: Common, with minor passing knowledge of Orcish (because of his travels and various employers)
Faction: Himself. Would side with Alliance over Horde if forced, unless the Alliance started the issue. Has worked for both factions, as well as many neutral factions, such as the Cenarion Circle, the Argent Crusade, and various goblin trade cartels.
Personality: Stephen is, first and foremost, and artist. His work of art is his smithing, especially that of the various blades he can create. From spending many years traveling the world, often alone, Stephen has a very self-reflecting nature. While he can be quiet at times, those who know him know of his open and warm hearted nature to others. He knows himself quite well, just as he knows any forge, and has great self confidence. He is a very passionate person, mostly for his art, but for life as well. Stephen does not discriminate against either faction, and has forged arms and armor for both sides. As long as his employer pays the bills they agree on, and the reason for Stephens work not being one for blood alone, Stephen merely works his art and fills his side of the bargain. Now and then, he must remind people that a smith often does in fact know how to wield the weapons they make, and teach them a lesson they will never manage to forget.
Likes: Hard work, loyalty, keeping one's promises, peace and discipline, acceptance, the quiet and wandering life.
Loves: Smithing. The smell of a forge, the feel of the heat, the sounds of the crackling fire and a hammer hitting hot steel. Making the best of the best, be it armor or weapons, especially blades.
Dislikes: Deceit, dishonesty, taking the easy way out, pointless bloodshed, being in one place too long, cold, being without his tools and favorite two-handed sword, 'Spring' (Don't laugh, else you have one chance to redeem yourself before loosing a body part)
Appearance: Typically seen in the dark grey full body with hood travelers cloak, Stephen also carries with him an assortment of his finest tools and his personal plate armor. As for weapons, his two handed sword 'Spring' never leaves his sight but for the most rare of circumstances. He also can be seen with both a one handed ax and sword sheathed at his waist. As for his appearance, Stephen is a little taller than the average human, standing at around 6 ft. 6 in., with the large, corded muscles one would expect from one who has devoted their life not only to smithing but also traveling through the sometimes dangerous world of Azeroth. Under his traveling cloak, one normally would see Stephen in a chain mail chest armor, with thick leather leggings, gloves, and boots. His skin a light tan, that of one who sees the sunlight often yet does not open one self up to it, and his hair a dark brown, cut short as to not cause issues in the forge. If one were to inspect his bare arms while he was smithing, they would see the tell-tale markings of past time in the forge, old burns and scars that come from the craft. What few have ever seen, however, is the long scar stretching across Stephens back, a mark left from his youth that served as a lesson and reminder of the necessity of patience and discipline.
Strengths: Stephen possesses the vast strength and stamina required for a master blacksmith. He also has many years experience in traveling, and also experience in war. Stephen has great knowledge and skill of the products of his trade, and as such can utilize nearly any weapon and armor efficiently.
Weaknesses: Stephen's pride in his work, and in himself, can at times lead to insults and disagreements that were not intended. Stephen may joke with friends and companions, but is never dishonest, and has claimed many an enemy over voicing his complete honest opinion. Also, his necessity for perfection out of his work has at times cost him in pay and time, even if the finished product is better because of it.