Nehal al'Payn was a normal, everyday lad from the Two Rivers, at least so he had thought, he was young, of a moderately tall height, and broad of shoulder. He spent his time as an apprentice to Master al'Shar, an expert blacksmith. Master al'Shar was a kind, but hard man, he always worked Nehal hard, but not to the point of extremes, he even allowed Nehal to keep one of the masterful hammers he had made, it seemed the buyer dropped out of the deal and no one around would want such a thing, so he had given it to him. He dreamed of exploring outside of the Two Rivers, of seeing the great cities of the world, little did he know that soon he would have the chance to do just that.
how's this? Sorry I'm not good at making good backgrounds, and to me it seems more like a intro than a background :S constructive criticism anyone?