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Drake Coldkin was born in a small hamlet in the foothills of the Iron Peak mountains. For 500 years the hamlet was protected from the local raiding giant tribes by an elemental spirit. Local legend claimed that certain individuals were touched by this spirit and grew to be mighty heroes. One day the elemental spirit was slain by a giant warlord and his legion of marauders. The hamlet was destroyed and pillaged. Eventually, the survivors rebuilt. From that time on every man, woman and child were raised to hate giants and were trained to fight them.
As the youngest son, Drake was considered the runt. His older brothers grew up to be mighty warriors who earned renowned for slaying giants. Drake was constantly berated by his father for his weakness. Even when he began to show signs of magical abilities, it was not the same as being a warrior. For this reason, Drake left his home and is off in search of the power and ability to not only kill giants but to return to his home as a hero who could protect his small hamlet home. He traveled by river to the coast and Sandpoint in hope of catching a vessel to Magnimar so that he may join the magic academy there and learn his craft. The trip has left him broke and in search of work so that he can purchase passage.