Loric Bel should have amounted to nothing more than a vagabond and thief, destined for a young death and shallow grave. Fate, however, seemingly intervened. As Loric was making a getaway from his robbery of a temple the city’s sheriff, Kira Telmond, stopped him in his tracks. Although on opposite sides of the law, a romance quickly blossomed between the two. Loric left his thieving past and Kira left the life of the law behind. Together they became adventurers determined to make their fortune. They each found untapped skill and potential and quickly became local celebrities. They risked their lives in the Vale and came out of the experience with sacks of gold and jewels taken from crumbling caverns and abandoned fortresses. Unfortunately, their success was not meant to last. During their return to Boar’s Hollow from one of their adventures the pair were ambushed by Fey in Verun Forest. Loric never told a soul what really happened in the forest, but one thing is for certain; only Loric came out of Verun Forest that day. His demeanor rapidly deteriorated until he was just a shadow of his former self. Loric hung up his twin swords and it seemed he would fade once again into obscurity. Not long after these events, however, a traveling circus made its way to Boar’s Hollow. Driven by a sudden and surprising complusion, Loric joined the traveling troupe and quickly became one of its top performers. After only a few months, he was running the entire show. Although still just a shadow of who he once was, Loric seems to have found at least some purpose in guiding the band of misfits into becoming an event known across Taladria.