Alekan Indrothath

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Alekan Indrothath in his usual attire.

Alekan Indrothath was a Dwarf who lived in Zietal Mar during the time of the discovery of the All-Gem.

Background

Alekan Indrothath was a Dwarf-At-Arms and the brother of Geraint Indrothath. The two brothers, although Dwarves-At-Arms, specialised in being mercenaries.

Alekan was noted for generally being casual, but would have unexpected periods of formality and seriousness.

Alekan and Geraint were the children of Lord Yemel Indrothath, who became infamous for his corruption. The two brothers, of which Alekan was the oldest, were subject to Yemel's "teachings" which consisted of how to manipulate trade and people, how to make money and friends as fast as possible.

Yemel despite taking in his bastard children was not a kind father and would often yell and verbally abuse his children in a drunken stupor. Alekan, often-times becoming the target of Yemel's yelling, strangely grew to become a fairly laid-back and indifferent individual, as early on he decided that he would simply endure his fathers beratement and move on.

History

At 32, Alekan and his brother fled Yemel's Manor after an inspection of the manor due to reports of illegal substances being smuggled through the area. The brothers travelled far through the wilderness, eventually coming upon the Koreggi Mountains far to the south of Bormar. Within this mountain-range, the brothers came across a band of Grol mercenaries, led by a Grol named Al Toko. The brothers exchanged knowledge of potential wealthy targets for protection and eventually both the Grol and the brothers grew to trust each other.

Following multiple years of successful business with the Grol, and one year before travelling to Zietal Mar, the brothers were contacted to assassinate a fairly wealthy Apothecary in the town of Mogen, a short distance north of the Koreggi Mountains. The brothers accepted this mission and headed north. Under the cover of night they set alight the Apothecary's home, causing the death of his wife and child. However the Dwarves were unaware that the Apothecary was away on business.

Following the failed assassination attempt, the brothers heard word of an Outpost far off the west coast of Bormar which was attracting some attention. The brothers overheard rumours of a wealthy Lord sponsoring the outpost. The brothers decided to travel to the outpost, intrigued by the thought of ancient riches and a new start.

Their arrival was unexpected, being attacked by the Grol within the norther forest, the brothers dashed to the Outpost seeking safety. The brothers arrived at Zietal Mar during a Grol assault, and too refuge in The Oldenkurn. The brothers pillaged the well-stocked tavern for supplies. Once feeling successfully armed, the pair left the tavern and began to push towards the voices of other Dwarves. The residents of Zietal Mar, finding the brothers within the skirmish aided them, and banded together to push the Grol out of Zietal Mar.

Nearing the ruin of Zietal Mar, Alekan, now without his brother, met Kogan Gemesh, and as the last 2 surviving dwarves on The Archipelago, held Zietal Mar.

Alekan mediated with a Grol messenger, claiming that he and Kogan were the only remaining Dwarves on The Archipelago, and the others had left with the All-Gem. Alekan refused the messenger's request to meet with Voman unarmed, and, in consulation with Kogan, fired the first shot, and began the Final Stand of Zietal Mar with the murder of the Grol messenger.

Following a stalemate at Fort Thidir, the Grol and Alekan agreed to a duel, on the condition that should he win, the Grol shall leave the outpost, and should he fail, the Dwarves be taken captive. Alekan began to skirmish with a Bejji, which Alekan dispatched with a shortsword.

Harji the Shaman, claiming the Grol's greatest warrior would never be defeated unless through some vile trickery refused to honour the deal, resumed the battle.

Alekan began an attempt to escape the Outpost, but was restrained by Kogan who wished to die with honour. Shortly afterwards, the Grol horde breached Fort Thidir, and the last two dwarves escaped the Outpost, living feral for a year, before an expeditionary party to the archipelago discovered them and returned them to Bormar.

With their return, Kogan and Alekan testified to the First House on Lord Voman Stoutheart's innocence, leading to his arrest warrant, the release of the Zietal Mar Residents from prison, and the fate of Zietal Mar.

Alekan vowed to track down and murder Lord Voman, for the death of his brother.