Dwarves of Tharador are usually known to be resplendent lovers of nature, (despite the usual bad wrap they get as industrialists). However, there are many Dwarves who do fill this stereotype, and none better than Telnam Gnik. Telnam hunted many great beasts in his time, but a year prior his home city of Varekan was assailed by a gargantuan monster of the sea. His family perished in the attack, and Telnam has been on a self-destructive war path against giant beasts ever since. His mind has been corroded and strident whispers have led him into the wastes of Oldavor, to find the greatest game he might in the depths of the forgotten fortress of Khandara.