Derval Ironeater is a dwarven blacksmith who came to the town of Daggerford with his two brothers, Derwin and Korin, and their families about a century ago. He is highly regarded in Daggerford. They support a fairly large, for dwarves, extended family with their work. Various family members help out at the forge and hire out for construction work in the area. Derval is known affectionately (though not to his face) as the ‘Short Mask’ among the guildmasters of the Council. Derval usually wears a pair of trews, a Blacksmith’s apron, and a pair of leather gloves, dressing up in robe and mask for Council meetings. He is usually close-mouthed. His unlikely best friend is Oleg, the Half-orc smith, and they can often be found drinking together at the Blackstone Inn.