The fierce Dwarven warrior from the treacherous mountains of Kal'Athaar
Deep in the chaos of Nyghtfall lies Kal’Athaar, the mountain of the Bloodstone Dwarves. In their Spartan warrior-class system, strength and physical ability are honored above all else. The weak and disabled are beaten and serve as slaves to powerful warrior-kings. Possessing one of the most powerful armies in all of Nyghtfall, the Bloodstone Dwarves have remained secluded for thousands of years. Their people have seen the light of day so little that their existence is often written off as an urban legend. Balor Steeltoe, Great Great Grandson of the Black King, Kardon Steeltoe, is Nyghtfall’s proof of the legend.
Balor’s escape was meticulously planned, and masterfully executed. Digging out of the mountain from the safety of his own home, Balor was entirely undetected in his escape. His first objective, however was to run as far away from Kal’Athaar as possible, as someone would notice his disappearance. Balor, unlike the evil Dwarves he was raised around, always had compassion for the living, and did good to those who he met on his travels after his escape. Initially knowing no Common, Balor had to get by on his crude Bloodstone Dwarven, which had evolved from Standard Dwarven greatly in their years of isolation.
Balor eventually learned to speak the common tongue due to the help of an powerful elderly magician by the name of Winter Frostmason. Frostmason saw promise in Balor’s intentions and wanted to help him get along in his journey. As Balor stayed in the house of Winter Frostmason, the old man began to fall very ill. After nine months of mentoring, Frostmason passed away. His last words would be the end of the first lesson in Balor’s career in heroism: “Take only what you need, and leave only your legacy.”