Tales of Alentha
Konang, the half-orc fighter was born to a rough and tumble lady orc with a soft spot for human males, and one in particular who she mated. The couple and their child were outcast both from orc lands and human cities. They fled to the hills with their son, where they taught him how to hunt and defend himself. The family lived together for years until a roving band of thugs killed the half-orc’s parents. The brigands sold the boy into slavery, where he was crudely trained to make sport for seasoned gladiators. Instead, the young half-orc proved difficult to kill, showing heart and a strong will to live. The youth gradually climbed the ranks until he stood as equal among the gladiators who once dismissed him. One night, as he was being taken to a much larger venue, the half-orc gladiator had a thought. The fame he would earn in the coliseum would make it impossible for him to escape. People would recognize him everywhere. If he didn’t escape now, he never would. The half-orc broke free from his bonds and jumped into a river as the wagon carrying him crossed a bridge. He floated down stream to freedom. The half-orc began taking odd jobs as a bodyguard or a debt collector. The arena, however, never stopped calling him. The rush of a kill. The thrill of the crowd. It was in his blood. That’s when he changed his appearance and returned to the coliseum for which he had been destined, but as a free man, taking the name Konang with which his parents have called him since he can remember. Now the half-orc can be found traveling from town to town fighting for prizes or purses, always betting on himself to win. He returns to the hills occasionally and remembers his parents, vowing to avenge their deaths. He also profanes the god Gruumsh by hunting down those who prey on the weak, or any opponent that doesn’t offer a challenge.