Iorthir was born twenty five years ago to a elven warrioress Elestra Icesong, a snow elf. Elestra had been captured by human hunters in Great Glacier while she had been hunting, she was brought as a 'trophy' from the hunt to local human barbarian chieftain who then proceedingly raped her and kept her as prisoner. She was raped over and over again but she remained unbroken, then she was rescued by her tribe from the human tribe, a bloody battle where snow elves decimated the human tribe to last man and child and brought her back home to the north but she was deeply in pregnancy by this point. There was no way safely stop the pregnancy so she had to carry through it. However her harsh treatment by the humans along with pregancy made her body weak and she caught sickness which weakened her body further with fever and she died while giving birth to Iorthir.
Now, Elestra's family saw the half-breed nothing more than disgusting reminder of Elestra's treatment and not part of their tribe, born outsider. So following customs of their people how they treat infants which are born with defects is just carry child into frozen wilds and placed there to die and devoured by whatever happens come across the newborn child. However quirk of fate pack of wolves moved into area and heard cries of newborn baby, in the pack there was female wolf which had lost all pups recently on disease which had infested on their earlier den and mother instincts kicked in and the female wolf then started take care of the half-elf baby and nurse it and rest pack followed in suit and adopted the weird child as their own.
Eight years later a local aged snow elf hunter Jalik 'Strider' Frostbranch heard rumors about a 'wolfman' in the great Glacier, spotted by some local hunters running with pack of wolves. Suspecting a werewolf Jalik started track the wolf pack and seek slay the werewolf before further trouble arises from such. However he was surprised as he tracked the pack and got closer look on the wolfman to see it was a half-elf child....living and communing with wolves like one pack members and hunting alongside with them! Jalik was unusual for snow elf as he had chosen Mielikki as deity which he revers to and thus it made him to make hard decision and decided he has to capture the wolfman, as a half-elf child's natural place is not in the wolfpack. Albeit it's weird miracle itself but he knows this is not natural as child was different species than the wolves around it.
So, Jalik hunted the child but now different purpose, he manages lure child onto trap after a day and then drag child on his cabin and start a very long process taming the child. He himself dislike the term but that very much was it; as child was feral and completely like a wolf. So it took good two years of patience and daily interaction before child was anyway presentable shape to talk, use tools, wear clothes and understand most concepts like other humanoids do than animals. Jalik named child as Iorthir, which is for elven 'wolf born'. However he also asked around had anyone lost half-elven children around the snow elf tribes and so far none came up.....expect until he came across Icesong tribe who told one their own had given birth of one but they had thrown the child into frozen wastelands....which to Jalik was monstrous deed for innocent child but tribe was adamant on their judgement call and it been rigth one. The tribe elder was shocked to learn the child which they had thought dead long gone along with mother had actually survived! In all alone frozen wasteland none the less!
This caused uproar especially amongst Eleste's close family, especially on her brother who swore to kill the bastard but elders forbid it; as customs and signs are clear if child survived on it's own without aid of the tribe in the glaciers as newborn (even if taken care by wolves), the child is considered part of the tribe by sheer act of preservence and sign of the ancestors to accept the child in. So Jalik introduced Iorthir to his relatives....and overall things did not go very well at all as he lived amongst them. As Iorthir was bullied, mistreated and called 'half-born' daily basis. Iorthir was unhappy and wanted live with Jalik than with his people (or back in wolf pack). However Jalik was firm in keeping Iorthir on the tribe where he truly belonged but he promised visit Iorthir regularly to check up on him and take him on hunting trips. Which he did and where Iorthir learned basics of woodsman craft.
Thanks being bullied Iorthir made no friends from the tribe, only elders were neutral but even they viewed him as 'lesser' than pureblood members of the tribe. So not much was expected from him. Iorthir listened and heard about tribal hunters and warriors and he sought mentor for himself but all potential candidates to teach him laughed on him and dismissed him. However warriors of the tribe gained recogniction in the tribe and much respect, naturally tribe's own warriors were highly praised but they gave praises for select few non-elven warriors as well whenever encountered and given honorifics.....so Iorthir saw becoming a warrior only way to gain acceptance in the tribe!
So, without mentor he started to train and work hard, just himself. He stole worn wooden spear and started practice outside tribes den alone, recall how he had hunt with the wolf pack and started adopt their tactics and methods for his movements and attacks which carry a ferocious power. This lasted for several years until he reached age of fiftheen, a age where he could undertake rites of adulthood and considered as adult by tribes standards by joining on hunt with rest of the tribe and devour heart of animal to prove himself. However his request was denied, as he had no parents then only his closest male relative, his uncle, would be able vouch for him to get approval for the hunt. But as uncle still hated the half-breed, hated what humans had done to his precious sister, he spitefully denied Iorthir no chance to get recognized adult and planned him always considered as a child. A worthless child at that.
This angered Iorthir and he ran off, stealing some hide armor, spear and supplies he then set out from the tribe and started travel in the world. To seek prove to his tribe he is something worth to talk about and recognized fully as adult by tribe's standards! Since then he has recklesly ran into conflicts as a hired spear, learning along way from more experienced warriors from other cultures and lands the tricks of the trade, brush up and update his skills (and most of all; learn to read). He grew into a fearsome warrior in battle, learning use brute strenght, fierceness and intimidation as tools to fare in battle. Although he had got little to no acceptance from his own people in youth he found more than plenty acceptance from other races who appreciated his skills with the blade and shield. Along his travels he rescued a dwarven priest of Moradin who was also gifted smith, as reward saving his life he forged Skyfire
, a excellent bastard sword which steely surface shines like northern skyfires during coldest of nights in his homeland. A blade worthy of a legend or a good story.
One most peculiar case during his years was that he fell in love for a jeweler, a half-elf called Janessa
. Iorthir and Janessa came different backgrounds, Janessa was born to half-elf parents and had lived in cities most of her life while Iorthir came from a fearsome snow elf tribes from middle of frozen wilderness and raised by wolves. But despite differences they connected and she helped him great deal to get accept that him to try become part of a tribe which hates him is not a good idea or that tribe was not worthy of him. She was also one who tempted Iorthir to settle down, live in city with her and become a weaponsmith. Iorthir at first dismissed this thought but over three years dating her, sharing nights of passion and her charm started gnaw the heart of the warrior to consider put down his sword Skyfire
on fireplace decoration and become a weaponsmith and give up on his dreams of greatness being a warrior sung across the north.
But seems fate will not have his road go that way, instead after coming from tavern meeting local friends he gets to home where Janessa was living in...her shop broken in and her lay bloodied in floor as whatever broke in had slaugthered her like a sheep with a clawed hands! Iorthir went mad with sadness and mourning and he attended her funeral along with her family, even if not married to her yet he was counted already part of the family by her side. He investigated the crime scene and only thing stolen was peculiar bracelet which she had purchased from shady traveler and he tracked down where traveler had went to; he had got clues where the seller of the bracer had went to and he is tracking him down to beat some answers out from him.....what hell exact for Janessa died!
Eventually Iorthir tracked the shady fellow and learned the shady fellow had been a thief who had looted from dragon's hoard in far north....from hoard of Eztazon Boraztrix Blanc, a white dragon with far too long name for itself and without doubt that dragon's agent had came to retrieve the bracelet! So thus after shanking the thief and tossing body to frozen lake he sets out to hunt the big white itself.....to seek revenge for lost love and give dragon a lesson being too greedy!