Legacy of the Portal War
What is ahead
Not long ago an attempt was made to assassinate Lydia. The assassins weren’t up to the task at all, I know of no-one who is, but a stray arrow from an unseen archer is still deadly. The threat of losing Lydia has shaken the very foundations of my life and has awoken the fear that has been growing inside my soul for decades. Long ago I came to realize that without Lydia I would be alone in this world. Without her my life, my soul, and my heart are forfeit. For decades the fear that Lydia would leave me kept me awake at night, for I am no longer the man she fell in love with. The assassins may not be a real threat to Lydia, although one never knows, but I will prove myself to her once more. 60 years ago I was a Holy Warrior that defeated an army of demons and undead. I was the man that sacrificed his Lord, his God and his world for her love. Since then I have fallen far and deep, but that what has fallen can rise again. I have taken it upon myself to once again become the man I was. I will prove that I can be a paladin without powers granted by a God. It is honor and virtue that make a knight, not the weapons he wields.
So I set out as Ruargh, a questing knight, a mercenary with little honor and might. My plan is simple. I will travel to the village of Haven and recruit a group of mercenaries. From there I will set out to destroy each and every last member of the assassins-guild. Should other wrongs present themselves, I will right them. I no longer need magic to recognize evil. I have fought it, I have been part of it. Now, once again I will destroy it. I have forced this world to its knees and now I will help it get to its feet again. I will earn my place at lydia’s side. I will make her fall in love with me again, and I will return as Sir Mordred Fain, redeemed knight, my honor and virtue restored and with the power and will to move mountains.
For I am Sir Mordred Fain and I, do solemnly swear and pledge my life to the love in my heart, to defend this world and its people until death shall take me, and to uphold the honor of knighthood and all the virtues it encompasses.