Hind was born late at night on the day of the Sun, the last day of the Month of the Great Evil in the year 199. He was the bastard child of the Black Knight and Kardis, who wanted their spawn to spread darkness over Jora and turn all the forces of good away for all eternity. With this goal in mind, they placed Hind in the care of the Olaangis to be raised by him. The Olaangis was to teach him the ways of evil until Hind was ready to take on his dark assignment. The Olaangis kept Hind locked away in the dark tower in Pendor so that he should not be influenced by anything but the evil ways of the Olaangis. Kilgor was brought to Pendor to teach Hind the dark secrets of evil warriors. Hind learned tactics and strategy and also all the weaknesses of good men. The Olaangis also thought him how to best use the services of other classes, mainly the thieves and black magic mages. When Hind was about sixteen years old, the Olaangis decided it was time to teach his evil pupil about torture, enslavement and genocide. He brought many different creatures to Pendor and started to demonstrate for Hind how to cause as much pain and suffering as possible. At first, Hind was facinated by the awesome effects of torture, and the Olaangis grinned to himself and felt that his work was nearly done. After a while he brought a young elven girl to the tower to let Hind practice on the many unspeakable acts of evil, but as Hind approched the fair maiden he noticed that the girl looked at him calmly with pity, not fear, in her eyes. He could not understand how this could be, because all the other creatures had screamed in horror as they saw their life was about to end. Hind hesitated and told the Olaangis he was tired from all the practice. He said that he would get some sleep, and that he would commence with the torture the next day. The Olaangis accepted his excuse, as he too was tired. They chained the elven girl to the wall in a dark cell and went to bed. However, Hind could not sleep as he kept thinking about the calmness and pity he had felt from the fragile little girl. Late at night he went to her to ask how she could feel pity for him who was about to inflict so much pain on her. He quietly locked himself into the cell, and as he appoached the girl, she smiled at him. Hind who had led a life of darkness, had never seen anyone smile before, and it sent a warm feeling through his cold body. He sat down on the floor and started to talk to the girl. As the dark hours of the night went by, Hind heard the fair elven girl talk about the world outside. She talked about love and compassion, peace and family. Hind realized that he had never known any of these things, and that he had never seen his own family. He knew that his parents had left him in the hands of the dark and cold Olaangis, and suddenly he felt very sad. He felt a strange longing deep inside. He wanted to experience love and understanding. He wanted to see the beautiful flowers and butterflies of the Tharen Forest that the girl had been talking about. He wanted to have a family of his own, and he asked the little girl to show him this strange world of which she was speaking. She smiled at him once again and it sent waves of warmth through his body. He set the girl free and they quietly headed for the exit. Unfortunately, the Olaangis had problems sleeping that night, maybe his stomach was upset after eating too many children the day before or maybe he sensed something was awry. Anyhow, the Olaangis awoke and went to check on the elven girl. When he saw that the celldoor was open and the girl was missing he ran to Hind's bedroom to wake him up. Naturally, he could not find Hind and slowly he began to realize what had happened. As the Olaangis let out a mighty roar of rage and dissapointment that echoed through the tower, Hind understood that their escape would not be an easy one. He hid the girl in a closet and turned to face his evil mentor. The Olaangis charged towards Hind and they fought a long and furious battle. Even though Hind had been trained by the best, he was forced to retreat with large bleeding wounds and poison running through his veines. As the Olaangis was about to send Hind over the edge of the tower, the little girl came running out from her place of hiding and attacked the Olaangis from behind. Sadly, the girl was no match for the mighty Olaangis, and with one hard whip of the spiked tail he sent her slamming into the wall where the little girl collapsed lifelessly on the floor. When Hind saw this it ignited a rage so wild and ferocious inside him that he drove the Olaangis back into the innermost prisoncell of the tower. But when the Olaangis was cornered, he too got renewed strength as he was was fighting for his life, and Hind had to flee again. Still, he managed to grab the key to the large iron door and he slammed it shut and locked the Olaangis inside. The Olaangis threw himself at the door, trying to break it down, but it was just to sturdy to break through. At last Hind was safe, and he ran towards the elven girl still lying on the cold stone floor. He lifted her lifeless body and carried her down the stairs and out of the tower where he placed her on the ground and tried to take care of her wounds. Sadly, healing had not been a part of his evil training and so, the little girl died in his arms. With her last breath, she managed to whisper: "Please, do not let my death be in vain. Seek out the city of Subterfuge where you will find good people to guide you on your quest for love and compassion" Hind wept silently for many hours before he buried the fragile body of the elven girl. He planted beautiful flowers on the grave and went to sleep on top of it. Hind slept for two whole day, and when he woke up he noticed to his amazement that all his wounds had healed and that all the cold and dark feelings inside him had been swept away. Then and there he swore on the grave of the little elven girl that he would dedicate his life to the fight against evil in all its forms. Hind now began his journey to find the city of Subterfuge as the elven maiden had told him. He wandered aimlessly around on the island of Pendor for a long time before he heard that he had to cross the ocean to get anywhere. He swam to the island of Gont where he learned the way to the large city of Midgaard. Surely, someone there would tell him how to get to Subterfuge. After a long and exhausting journey, Hind reached the city of Midgaard where he rested for a long time before heading for his final destination. While in Midgaard he sat beside the wise and ancient Storyteller and learned many things about the world. He understood how much evil there really was, and though this was quite overwhelming, he became only more determined to rid the world of darkness and sorrow. Finally he travelled to the city of Subterfuge, and found druids, elves and men that tought him about the beauty and value of love, compassion, nature and the arts of healing and white magic. One day he met Freyr, a clerical man that had learned all there was to learn about the art of healing. Freyr was a peaceful man who did not want to cause damage to any living creature, but after hearing Hind's story he decided to assist him in his fight against evil the only way he knew how: Healing. From that day, the two men traveled all around the world looking for evil. Hind was fighting, using his intimate knowledge of the evil mind in the struggle against the forces of darkness. Freyr was providing invaluable support by using his spell-casting skills to the best of his ability. On very rare occations they met an evil foe so powerful that they had had to retreat and heal their wounds and shattered pride, only to return at a later time with a larger group of brave adventurers to slay the mighty beast. As time went by, they both grew older, gaining more knowledge and skill. Soon there was almost no evil beast that could feel safe from the might of their combined force. However, on one occation Hind had returned to the island of Pendor with his friend to slay the Olaangis, Hind's evil mentor of the days that still made him weep in his dreams. Even though Hind had become a seasoned warrior of the realm, the Olaangis was still too powerful for him to kill alone. Not even with the help of Freyr's healing powers could he destroy the fierce Olaangis. So Hind fled the tower once again, but this time he did not give up. He summoned a large group of adventurers, and together they managed to destroy the fabled Olaangis. Finally Hind had his revenge! Hind was eventually awarded for his bravery and pure spirit. He was appointed a Lord in the realm of Nilgiri, and decided to work not only to rid the world of evil, but also to work for improving life for all men in the realm. Lord Hind decided to settle down, and built a manor close to the city of Midgaard. He spent much of his time sharing his knowledge with the inexperienced young boys and girls of Midgaard, telling them stories of his battles and discoveries. He tried to convince them to choose the road that leads to love and compassion, not the easier road that will only serve ones immediate cravings, the road that eventually must lead to darkness and despair. Sadly, not all were willing to listen to him, and so the evil forces in the world recruited new souls for its dark cause. But Lord Hind refused to give up his fight, because he knew only too well how much grief and suffering the dark forces caused. Not very long ago, Lord Hind was summoned by the god Natedog, who welcomed Hind into the ranks of the Godetan-clan. Hind was awestruck by this, as he concidered it to be the greatest honour of all. He had been found worthy to join the mightiest clan in the realm. Now started yet another era in the life of Lord Hind, and in the company of him fellow clansmen he explored the far reaches of the realm. Lord Hind became even wiser and stronger than before, and soon he recieved yet another great honor: He was appointed Duke of Nilgiri. Duke Hind has become a man of not only the sword, but also a man of knowledge. He wants only love and lasting peace for mankind, but realizes that some men must give the ultimate sacrifice to reach that goal. He knows that he must be one of those men, because he can never forget the oath he swore at the grave of the little elven girl that saved his souls from darkness so long ago. So ends the saga of Duke Hind, the stainless knight of steel . . .