A middle child born to a merchant from Fairway Post, Brolorn was exposed to the Andolorayne Empire at a young age as he accompanied his father on trading expeditions. Brolorn’s older brothers were being primed to manage the family mercantile business, but Brolorn’s father, Salil, still brought along his third son because he thought it prudent to expose the boy to the different people and cultures that a merchant encounters in his travels.
The young dwarf loved the sights he encountered while traveling with his father and drank in every detail of the world. An event during one of these early trips had a profound effect on Brolorn that shaped his life ever after. In a small border city of the Empire called Lahria, Brolorn witnessed a noble elf charge his horse down the street, severely injuring a half-elf peddler who was not quick to get out of the horse’s path. Brolorn convinced his father to accompany him to report the incident to the city guard. When the guards found out the identity of the noble, they gave a non-committal answer to Brolorn’s demands that the noble be forced to pay compensation. The young dwarf was so passionate in knowing the outcome to his request that the dwarves stayed an extra three days to await the city guard’s report.
Unsurprising to Salil, the investigation determined there was “insufficient evidence” to indicate the noble elf had caused the injury to the peddler. In dismay, Brolorn listened to his father explain how people with influence and money often escape punishment under the law, especially within the Andolorayne Empire. These people would often ensure that the authorities avoid asking questions about their activities, or that the guards receive obscure answers and useless evidence in order to guarantee the truth is never known.
The young dwarf didn’t speak much on the way home and spent the rest of The Slumber in study and quiet contemplation. As The Sowing commenced, Brolorn informed his parents that he would not pursue the mercantile trade, but asked if they would support him in becoming an initiate at the temple of Giliath. There he trained for decades and, upon becoming an Inquisitor, promptly departed to Rwendia, the capital of the Andolorayne Empire. Using some of his familial trade connections, he obtained a post in the city guard. He distinguished himself as a person of unscrupulous character and unwavering dedication to solving crimes.
These characteristics have worked for him and against him at different times. When Senator Elune began soliciting names from her advisors for an investigative team, Brolorn was advertised as a loyal guard who had a surprising knack (for a dwarf) for obtaining the truth behind crimes and other mysteries within his jurisdiction.