You should speak with Askel if you're here to shop. He won't even let me keep the books anymore, after my last mistake. I want to help him, but he won't let me near his ledgers!
After completion of the quest Strict Accounts:
Her surname may have been inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's middle-earth dwarf character Thorin Oakenshield. The surname "Thorin" comes from Old English and/or Old Norse for "thorn".