Alekan Indrothath

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Alekan Indrothath
CaptionAlekan Indrothath in his usual attire.
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Alekan Indrothath was a Dwarf-At-Arms who lived in Zietal Mar during the time of the discovery of the All-Gem.

Early Life

Alekan Indrothath was the brother of Geraint Indrothath. Alekan was noted for being quite aloof, but would have unexpected periods of formality and seriousness.

Alekan and Geraint were the illegitimate children of Lord Yemel Indrothath, who became infamous for his corruption after his banishment from Bormar. The two brothers, of which Alekan was the oldest, were subject to Yemel's "teachings", which consisted of how to manipulate others and how to make money off of them.

Yemel, despite taking in his bastard children, was not a kind father, often yelling and verbally abusing his children in a drunken stupor. This, along with their talents as trained Dwarves-At-Arms, led to Alekan and Geraint later plying their martial skills as mercenaries in the Koreggi Mountains.

Becoming an Outlaw

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 traveled through the wilderness, eventually coming upon the Koreggi Mountains in 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. The brothers accepted this mission and headed north. Under the cover of night they set alight the Apothecary's home, unintentionally causing the death of his wife and child. However, the Dwarf brothers were unaware that the Apothecary was away on business at the time.

Following the failed assassination attempt, the brothers heard word of an Outpost far off the west coast of Bormar which was attracting some attention that could serve as an escape from their outlaw status. The brothers overheard rumors of a wealthy First Lord sponsoring the outpost in search of the fabled All-Gem, and decided to travel there for a new beginning.

In Zietal Mar

Alekan arrived at a time when Zietal Mar was being threatened by the levels of Grol mercenaries on the island. After some time, Alekan's brother Geraint was killed in these conflicts, creating hatred in Alekan of the mercenaries. The All-Gem had been discovered by Zietal Mar's Governor Khestor Thidirlun, and the traitorous actions of First Lord Voman Stoutheart forced the Dwarves to flee the island aboard their ship, The Cuckoo. However, Alekan decided to stay behind and not give up the Outpost without a fight. He was joined only by Kogan Gemesh in this last stand.

Alekan mediated with a Grol messenger who appeared at Zietal Mar, claiming that he and Kogan were the only remaining Dwarves on the island, and the All-Gem had been destroyed. Alekan refused the messenger's request to meet with Lord Voman Stoutheart unarmed, and, after consulting with Kogan, killed the messenger with a well-placed arrow thus beginning the final stand of Zietal Mar.

The grueling battle ended in a stalemate at Fort Thidir. At this point the Alekan agreed to a duel with the Grol on the condition that should he win, the Grol shall leave the outpost. Should he fail, the Dwarves be taken captive. Alekan began to skirmish with a Bejji warrior, which Alekan bravely dispatched with a shortsword.

Harji, a Grol shaman claiming the Grol's greatest warrior, considered this bargain a form of vile trickery and refused to honour the deal. The battle for the Outpost continued.

Alekan attempted 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 and disguising themselves as Grol before an expeditionary party to the archipelago discovered them and returned them to Bormar.

Later Life

With their return, Kogan and Alekan testified to the First House on First Lord Voman Stoutheart's actions, eventually leading to his arrest warrant, the release of the Zietal Mar Residents from prison, and the disappearance of First Lord Voman, who Alekan vowed to bring to justice, for the death of his brother.