Kai Bloodwind, the younger of the two Bloodwind brothers had come of age the day the dragons had attacked his home city. They had come without warning in the desolate desert of Dagas, a place where Black dragons were extremely rare. The city fought them off, and survived to see the following sunrise, though the city was heavily damaged. Believing that fate had brought the dragons on the day of Kai's coming of age ceremony, his father, Shinka brought him before the Amiere, the city's leader. She decided that he would search for the cause of this destruction. He was outfitted with enough food and water to get him to the edge of the desert several days walk to the west, and he for the first time in his young life, set forth out of the desert sands. He continued West for several months before he came to a small border town where several outland warriors were fighting a large metal snake. Finding that they too sought the source of the dragon attacks, Kai decided this encounter was not chance and joined their cause.