|I.M.E.||white. Wings made of chains with the heads of anguished monsters at the tips|
|First Mention||Kore's Arrival p.38|
|First Appearance||Kore Attacks p.43|
Kore is a Dwarven Paladin from beyond the Godskull Mountains who has made it his mission to destroy all evil in the world of Goblins. His reputation is one for having wiped out entire armies of Orcs and Ogres alike.
Rumor has it that Kore is like a Dwarven Paladin version of the Terminator; that is, once he chooses a target regardless of its challenge rating, he will pursue said target until it is eliminated.
There has been some controversy within the comic of how Kore could possibly still be a Paladin, Ears claims that you "...can't kill innocents and still be a Paladin. Ever.". However, the matter was settled once and for all when Kore uses Lay on Hands -- a Paladin-only power -- on Chief, and reinforced later when Ears tried to strike him with The Axe of Prissan. The enchanted weapon passed through Kore without causing any harm (the Axe was created to harmlessly pass through Paladins).
The only real clue to the truth behind Kore is when the temporarilly reanimated Goblin Fortune Teller called him 'cursed' even though Kore rebuked this. One other theory put forth on the forums is that Kore's armor is cursed, (or is part of his curse). Yet another possibility is that Kore is mad, and thus is not willingly nor knowingly violating his oath as a paladin. Even though in D&D a Paladin can fall for committing evil acts whether they are willing or knowing or not.
Another clue to Kore's "condition" was revealed after a rope was fused to his throat; To be able to properly cast lay on hands, Kore removed his helmet, partially revealing what looked like flecks of missing skin, with bone visible underneath  (Which are more than likely just white stitches and patches due to the fact that he has fought numerous battles and obviously sustained many injuries).
It is possible that Kore is a Black Paladin , a holy warrior dedicated to destroying evil, even if that means using it's own powers against it. Fortified by righteousness, he would use profane magics and great tools of evil against the darkness, all while retaining an untainted soul.