Ghorin Brighthammer was one of the Master Knights of the Order of the Silver Hand. He was recognized as one of the most powerful dwarven paladins in his time. He wielded the powerful light-imbued artifact, Brighthammer. Ghorin was one of many killed by the Forsaken Blight launched by Grand Apothecary Putress at the Battle of Angrathar the Wrathgate.
Not much is known about Ghorin's life before his induction to the Order of the Silver Hand. It is believed that he belonged to a long line of blacksmiths who forged various legendary weapons including the Brighthammer and Kargrim, Axe of the Forgotten. He was a devout follower of the light, even prior to his ascension as a paladin.
Order of the Silver Hand
Soon after it's founding, Ghorin was initiated into the Order of the Silver Hand, led by Uther the Lightbringer. He was one of the first dwarves to join the order and ascended rapidly within the ranks. Ghorin eventually became a Master Knight, a rank achieved only by the Silver Hand's best and brightest such as Balledor the Lightbinder and Godfrey Valorsworn.
After Lordaeron fell to the Scourge, Ghorin encountered Terimas Manning who attempted to take his life after the loss of his brother at the Culling of Stratholme. Ghorin quickly intervened and forcefully saved the boy's life. Feeling sympathy for the boy, Ghorin took Terimas in his home and taught him the ways of the Holy light. Despite his skepticism, Terimas eventually saw the true power that the light possesses and became inspired to harness that power himself. Ghorin hesitantly agreed and began informally teaching him how to wield the holy light.
War Against the Lich King
Battle of Angrathar the Wrathgate
Personality and traits
Ghorin is a very caring and wise dwarf who would always put others before himself. He almost constantly gave off an aura of serenity and composure, rarely displaying intense emotions of anger or fear. He was known for typically speaking in a calm, collected voice, being reasonable and kind, but firm.