Palladium: Reason and Existence
Rannis Mallean, King
Rannis Mallean is king of the dwarves of Hammerfall Hollow. He succeeded King Geldon after he was tortured to death as an example on the instructions of Sabissra. Rannis’ brother had been abducted by Dawn prior to his appointment and it the covenant council of Hammerfall offered the post to Rannis on the chance a king related to a practising healer of Dawn would place Hammerfall out of reach of such threats as the Witch-King.
Rannis Mallean accepted the post only because Hymerra Ironvein refused to be restrained by a post when he understood the above ground world better than any of his people.