Bastrada, a genetically engineered hybrid of a dragon and a giant had wandered the mountains for nearly 300 years before finally venturing into the unknown 'civilized' world. Standing eleven feet tall and a weighing a colossal six hundred pounds, his scaly red body stood out all too well. He cloaked himself in later travels until fate lead him to a Barbarian in need of companions. They set forth and in time formed a ironclad bond of brotherhood. In one of their first adventures, they come across dragon-like creatures similar to Bastrada only to discover that they are slaves to the geneticist that created him. He is a 1st generation. A failed experiment thought all but destroyed. Enraged by their words and cruelty to his kin, Bastrada charges forth coming face to face with a creature identical to him and yet horrifically scarred and battle worn. He stands undeterred by the sight of Bastrada and issues the challenge. Both barbarians charge forth with their party barely causing a scratch in his scaly hide. All looks lost until a moment of fury pushes Bastrada into cleaving the dragon's tail clean off while simultaneously saving his friends. The dragon stumbles back, blood pooling from his wound and reveals he is in fact Bastrada's father. He throws his tower shield to the floor and demands that Bastrada deliver the final blow. The moment is daunting, confusion and rage cloud his thoughts until in a single thrust he pierces his father's heart. The battle is won, he takes the former slaves to his friend's homeland where they make a new life for themselves. Meanwhile, Bastrada's adventures continue. Learning of a mineral declared fallen from the heavens, Bastrada embraced the barbarian ways and grew a thirst for battle all the while determined to forge the otherworldly Elding Heift. Eventually collecting all the pieces, he forged the blade himself (thus the crude appearance). In his first battle with it the Gods themselves shuddered at the sight as he unknowingly summoned lightning from the heavens and in a single swing devastated his foes. He is now an unstoppable tank with allies unmatched... and yet, there is an entire world yet to be discovered.