Horace was born in Dwarven mining towns north of Caladan. He married young and thought to settle down as soldier in the dwarven militia, defending the town from the goblinkin in the Lost Woods. His wife died and he left to see the world. He was attacked in the Woods and healed by the humans of Bree. He began blacksmith as a thanks to the humans, but grew to enjoy their more free-spirited company.
Horace is reserved, but stern when faced with danger. He loves laughter, but humor does not come easily to him. He is a kind and soft spoken, but merciless in battle. He holds a grudge on the Goblins he used to fight.