On the quay of Rendarion, opposite the place where the ships landed, Dagonet’s uncle used to have a fish shop. His uncle, Ernst, was a quiet man whose greatest aim in life was to live in peace with his family. Dagonet helped him every day in the fish market. Because he wanted to help him, but mostly because he liked to observe the people getting off the boats.
Merchants, pirates, gentlemen, ladies, prostitutes, children playing, and once, he even caught a glimpse of the group of people surrounding the King. He did not grab a glimpse of the King, although he always said he saw his crown. After telling his story 17 times, by the 18th time, he believed it. And by the age of 30, he was sure that he had indeed seen the King’s crown.
But of those times, Dagonet was most impressed by the heroes. He rarely saw one alone; they were usually accompanied. He learned later in life that heroes like to ride together and explore the mountains. But heroes behaved differently than the rest of Rendarion’s population, and they tended to attract stares.
The royalty treated Dagonet’s uncle with indifference. And some merchants were rude to him and all people. They shouted, jumped, punished, and offended those who had less. The pirates always seemed to be drunk and broke everything in their path. And most of the population of Rendarion was more concerned with surviving another day than observing the behavior of the people.
But the heroes offended no one. And they treated Dagonet’s uncle with the utmost respect. Dagonet’s uncle and everyone else, for that matter. Dagonet watched them. He wanted to be like them.
When Dagonet turned 15, he began training as a Knight with a sword and shield. And at 19, he decided to trade the sword for the bow and study to be an Archer. At that time, too, he decided to leave Rendarion and travel all over the cities of the Harshe continent and beyond. Training, traveling, learning, exploring.
At the age of 21, he came across a group of Heroes who were going to liberate a city besieged by orcs and offered them help. The heroes hesitated because Dagonet looked no older than 19 at the time. But the group leader, the elf wizard -Thrinas-, accepted his help as long as he did not get too close and stayed from behind with his bow covering the rest. Dagonet did so, and Thrinas and his group adopted him as one of their own.
Dagonet finally saw his goal of being one of those mysterious heroes who roamed Azargath, doing tasks and missions, and protecting people fulfilled.