Lothar was a young wizard with a family when his family was killed in an attempted assassination attempt on his life. This changed his life as he vowed revenge for their deaths. He found that he was part of a group named the shadow knives, a rival organization engaged in the trade of blackmail, exhortion and murder for hire. The shadow knives operated out of the southern Haverstan area. The black swords operated out of the north part of Haverstan . Lothar found out that the the assassin name was Auric Valentine.
He hatched a plot to kill him but found out that he had a family and decided to avenge himself on the assassins family. He took his crew and found the family and sent a notice to Auric to present himself. Lothar had not expected that he would bring his own troops as he had been warned to come alone. In the ensuing firefight, the woman protecting the children and Auric had been killed and the children spirited away by some of the followers of Auric.
After the attempt failed, he decided that he would attempt to bring his family back to life and turned to the dark arts of Necromancy. He became enamored of the witchking order of The Bone, who’s tower at Stiletto was their power. He realized that he needed more information and began to rob graves, particularly those of the priests buried in the lands of Chimorrow to extract more information from them.
He has made alliances with the orcs that were already existing up there to form a protective barrier against him. He has come into contact with various people including Caladrel, whom he ambushed and nearly killed but Caladrel got away and has information about what Lothar wishes to do.