The priest Nathaniel was lost in the wilderness, he and his comrades had been attacked by a group of giants and he was the only survivor and was fleeing from the giants. He was climbing Mount Veldoss, a reputed place in legend where the gods first lived. It was also a difficult climb. Somehow Nathaniel seemed to either sense or know where to find the footholds
All Nathaniel knew was that the giants were slowly gaining on him. His strength was ebbing as he struggled up the mountain. He then saw a cave entrance. He decided that he would make his last stand; the entrance would only allow one giant at a time in. He entered and found that there was a pond within. He stooped to drink some water, as he looked around to see if there were any ways that he could defend the position better. He heard something and noticed a shape manifesting above the pond. The mist solidified into the symbol of Tyr. Awed by the sight, he bowed and lowered his weapon into the water and felt a shock.
Jumping back, he heard a sound coming from the floating symbol. It was a voice, telling him to strike the monsters. He did so and went the first giant tried to force his way in, was driven back by the weapon. Nathaniel looked at his weapon, not understanding how it became more powerful but was grateful. He eventually drove off the giants. He went back to the cave and spoke to the symbol. Tyr told him that this was left behind when gods left, waiting for somebody worthy to claim it. Nathaniel asked why a pond. The voice said that the pond represented the pureness of law and tools of law should also be cleansed at times. Nathaniel asked about what happened to his weapon and the voice spoke again, supporters of the law need the proper tools to accomplish what needs to be done and that true believers need the proper tools.
Nathaniel was told to go to the Supreme Magistrate and explain what he had seen and to create protection for the site. Nathaniel went on to create the Cavalier order of Iron Fist and became its first leader.