Torin Greenmoat (born 996 -- Timandrian calendar) is a point-of-view character in the Moth novels. He serves as one of the primary protagonists of the series. Torin is a gardener from Fairwool-by-Night who goes on a quest to stop, and later to end, a war between Timandra and Eloria.
Physical appearance: Torin is a little shorter than average in his village. He has brown hair, just long enough to fall across his brow and ears. His most distinguishing feature is his eyes: one is green and the other black. His black eye is due to an old injury, which left his pupil permanently dilated; it also reduced vision in that eye to mere smudges. At the start of Moth, he is eighteen years old.
Background: Torin's father (Teramin Greenmoat) was a lowborn soldier who fought in a war against Verilon, saved the king's life, and was knighted. Teramin then retired from fighting and settled in Fairwool-by-Night, where Torin was born. Both Torin's parents died during a season of plague ten years ago, which killed half the population of Fairwool-by-Night. Since then, Torin has been living with Lord Kerof Berin as an adopted son. Growing up, he mostly served as the village gardener. When he turned eighteen, Torin was given a sword and breastplate and enlisted into the Village Guard, a small unit tasked with protecting the border with Eloria.
Personality: Torin is quiet, introverted, and reflective. He has a love for growing things, for animals, and for peace. He enjoys sitting by the fireplace, reading a good book, or spending time in the village tavern. While generally non-violent, Torin is willing to fight for his fellow villagers. His best friends are Bailey, Camlin, and Hemstad.