The Shadow of Death
Elric Xanadu was left on the doorstep of Douven Staul’s doorstep by his birth parents. Douven took the responsibility and raised Elric as if he were his own. Throughout the years, Douven noticed that Elric had an interest in wizardry and begin to mentor him in the ways of magic. Douven took to his time when teaching Elric the ways of magic so the he could hone each of his skills. Elric was not a fan of this. He knew he could learn and “master” skills easily and wanted Douven to teach him more. Douven, of course, told Elric he was not ready to learn many of the skills. Elric took this as a challenge. Around the age of 16, Elric attempted to create a Warforged to do his bidding. This was a mistake. He overestimated his abilities and almost killed himself creating his minion. As he lay wounded on the ground he knew the only way to survive was to transfer himself into the warforged. It was successful, but Elric felt as if he failed his master and ran away without informing anyone. Now he is wandering the lands, proving to anyone he encounter that he, Elric Xanadu, is second to none.