Kris was brought up by his father, the leader of a barbarian tribe of humans, in the Western Wastes. His nightly stories before going to sleep were about the travels his father went on when he was younger. His favorite story was how his father had met his mother, a Wild Elf, in the middle of the jungles to the south.
They fell in love and eventualy Kris was born. His father eventualy had to leave, and promised to raise Kris into a strong and true man and return to her as soon as Kris was old enough.
Sadly, Kris' father would not be the one to take him to his mother. One day, the tribe stumbled onto the land of a red dragon. Angered by the sudden intrusion, the dragon came down and attacked the tribe. Kris' father, being the strongest, held the dragon off as the rest of the tribe ran to safety. The battle raged until the tribe heard the resounding cry of defeat from the dragon. When they went back to see what had happened, they found the dragon with a Greatsword in his heart and Kris' father pinned againts the stone wall, his chest crushed by the claw of the dragon. A hulking, bald member of the tribe walked up to the dragon and pulled the sword out, cleaiming leadership of the tribe. Kris was outraged that the man took his fathers sword, but could do nothing, he was only twelve. For the next five years, Kris trained in secret with some of the tribe that thought Kris deserved leadership.
Eventualy, Kris gained enough strength and challenged to leader to an exile match, with the winner being leader of the tribe, and the loser forced out of the tribe, or worse... The challenge was unarmed, which worked out for Kris, as his sleeker body allowed him to move faster than the hulking human. He wore down his opponet by dodging each attack until he could trip him and pin him to the ground, where he was declared winner. He picked up his father's greatsword and pointed it at the fallen barbarian. He gave him the choice to leave, or die. The man eyed him with menace, but broke his gaze and walked out of the village.
For eight years, Kris has lead his tribe around the wastes, following food and shelter. One night, he had a dream of his father, standing in front of him. His father said that Kris must keep his father's promise and go see his mother. She will know who Kris is by his father's sword. Kris swore he would uphold his father's promise, and, to the dismay of the tribe, left the next day. Since then, he has been wandering from village and city, trying to find information of his mother...