The Nentir Vale
Farley Bladesole, The Merry
The exploits of Farley Bladesole are well-documented in the dwarven history books of Hammerfast. She was a high-ranking royal guard until she joined the Keepers of the Vale. Apart from her valiant deeds as a warrior, which are numerous, she is known for her role in reforming dwarven social society, specifically the institution of marriage. The history books recount Farley’s younger years of undiscriminating promiscuity until she met the love of her life, Tarya. Farley and her wife were the first dwarves to take a last name, a combination of their professions, upon their marriage: “blade” for Farley’s warrior vocation, and “sole” for Tarya’s work as a shoemaker. To this day, dwarves only have one name until their wedding, when they take a last name. Most dwarven wedding ceremonies include a prayer to Farley for this reason.