Gáldhiem was the Grimstborith of Dûrgrimst Feldûnost during the time of Orik, and before him, King Hrothgar. His name, literally translated, meant "shining head." Gáldhiem supported Nado and was against aiding the Varden.
He was short even by Dwarf standards, barely two feet tall. Unlike many dwarfs, he didn't braid or trim his beard and it tumbled across his chest like a tangled bramble. One of the sets of clothing he wore was patterned robes of gold, russet, and midnight blue.