The Seaman Saga
There is little to tell of the young half-orc Grax (“runt” in Orcish), whose full name is Nul’Grax (“useless runt”). Born to Hergast the Rune Speaker, shaman and wise-wyrd of the Three Daggers Clan, Grax has no knowledge of his father. Though spared the hardship of slavery imposed by the clan upon the half-orc brood born to human mothers, Grax was nonetheless ostracized and tormented by his orc brethren. Only his mother’s prominence within the clan kept him relatively safe.
In The Year of the Rune Lords Triumphant, 1487 DR, the Three Daggers Clan was hunted down and annihilated by a Lords’ Alliance force led by the Waterdhavian general Myrkos Brightsteel. As the combined Waterdhavian-Neverese army slaughtered his tribe with merciless abandon, the then nine-year-old Grax was saved only by the timely presence of the elf-druidess Caelynn Nightbreeze. Now fourteen and in the full growth of physical maturity common to orcs, Grax continues to travel the Northlands alongside his friend and companion.