Aldric Lightningforge


You grew up in the dwarven kingdom of Dawnforge in the 4th Age. You grew up as a priest of Kord, the Angel of Strength. You have fought countless battles against orcs and goblinoids to protect the dwarven kingdom of Dawnforge. At the age of 124 you experienced how the world changed. The laws of physics and magic abruptly altered everything and civil war broke out. You fought in the War of Three Axes in the name of Dawnforge until the Tyranny of Dragons came to the Eridanian Region.

The future of the dwarves rested in a diplomatic meeting in the Copernicus Valley on the border between the dwarven kingdom of Dawnforge and the elven forest of Winterbole. Here elven assassins killed the dwarven leaders, which started the Dawnforge War, a war between dwarves and elves during the Tyranny of Dragons. This also made the dwarves join the Dragon Army of Tharsis.

In the name of Kord, you fought many battles under the command of Grand Sire Alduin Archonae, a dragonborn from Tharsis and a paladin of Drake. It is during this time that your life was saved by the dwarven prince Zulban Earthrose. He was not the heir to the throne of Dawnforge, but he was the son of the dwarven king. His father and brothers had all been assassinated at the Copernicus Ambush.

After years of war, one final battle remained, the Battle of Winterbole. If Tharsis was victorious here, they would rule the world of Aresia. The battle was going in your favour until reinforcements from Chronium to the south in the form of giants and half-giants came to the aid of the elves. Alduin ordered tieflings of the Arcane Brotherhood to summon demons to the battlefield to turn the tide of war. This greatly demoralized many but it also turned the tide of the battle. When victory seemed to be within grasp, a great skyfortress arrived to the battle called Skyreach. Skyreach was commanded by the elves who started bombarding everyone except elves. They even bombarded their human allies and the giants that had come to their rescue. This one act gave the elves complete victory.

At the end of the battle, the demons that had been summoned claimed their price and sucked Alduin and his Angels of Death with them back to Hell. During the Battle of Winterbole, metallic dragons attacked the homeland of Tharsis, meaning that the Dragon Army of Tharsis was now both leaderless and without any home. They therefore retreated to Harken while the elves invaded the human nation of Cimmeria and your homeland of Dawnforge.

The Tyranny of Dragons ended about 6 years ago. Dawnforge has fallen but you still owe Zulban a debt. He has called upon that debt by requiring your help in the Cairngorm Hills to the north. You have joined him and his adventuring party and have vowed that until Zulban’s quest in the Cairngorm Hills is over you will protect him with your life.


Aldric Lightningforge

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