the Forgotten Realms
Long ago, the entire realm was infested by evil monsters.
Monsters who did not care for the meaning of human life nor
their desire to live in a stable and secure environment. As
a result, most of the human communities were brutally and
Out of the rubble and destruction, a new feeling and sentiment
began to influence the people of the realms. They began to
realise that whatever position they took, ulimate survival
and peace depended on the philosophy: "Either they die,
or we die."
The people became more and more militant, eager to fight
at the least provocation. However, people who had been suppressed
and submissive almost all their life, could not become expert
fighters almost overnight. Sadly but not unexpected, the massacre
of the poorly armed and trained people was vicious and complete.
Maelstorm had been born during this time of uncertainty and
indecisiveness. His father had been a strong advocate of militant
actions, and the brutal and savage death of his father impressed
on the young Maelstorm the overwhelming desire to adopt and
fulfill his father's beliefs. Unfortunately for Maelstorm,
his adoption of the militant beliefs came at a time when the
people themselves had lost faith in the wisdom of attempting
to fight for their freedom.
It took long, and hard years before Maelstorm was even ready
to confront the weakest of his enemy. During his time of training,
he had made a true and lasting friend. Xaern was the man who
made tools for the people of the realms. Without any hesitation
he quit the tool business and with what little knowledge of
tool making he had, used it forge four pieces of durable equipment.
The rest as they say "...is history." The fight
to rid the realms wasn't easy. However, peace was eventually
achieved albeit at VERY high costs.
Like most heroic acts of courage, followers of Maelstorm
arose. Followers who wanted to learn the principles and ideals
of Maelstorm. They became known as "Knights of the Order
Eventually, after years and years of peace, many left the
order to go out into the world and seek adventure of their
own. The order of the "Knights of Drupacia" soon