Heskan was imprisoned early in life. He was forced to perform acts of strength in a gladiatorial “circus of freaks”. He was trained to fight with his bare hands against much larger foes. After suffering grievous wounds during a match, a dragonborn cleric named Nala healed Heskan’s wounds. Nala was also a captive. The two became fast friends, often fighting together (who wouldn’t love to see an 8’ dragonborn and a 4’ halfling fight together?!?) against vile opponents. With her powers of healing, Nala saved Heskan on numerous occasions. She taught Heskan to use these powers and abilities. Nala and Heskan attempted to escape from the arena where they were held. They made it to a ship bound for where they did not know. Nala, injured in the fight during the escape, died on board the ship. Although not his birth name, he took the dragonborn name Heskan (Nala’s father) to honor his one and only friend. Heskan prays to Kord for the strength to destroy those that enslave others.