During Greatland’s first war with Xalim (now known as the wastelands of…)Darus was a simple soldier who had quickly gained rank through cunning tactics, unquestionable bravery and a strong sense of duty to both his deity and lord. He had lead a small yet elite group into the great tower of the leader of Xalim, the great wizard Ilisiden. After fighting through to the top of the tower they had finally confronted the dark wizard preparing a great ritual. Ilisiden had opened a portal to hell and was completing the rites to gain them as an ally as his last desparate move to win. Although unable to finish Ilisiden was able to conjure a few demons to his aid during this final confrontation. Many of members of the elite group had died but Darus had finally landed the killing blow on Isiliden and ended the first war. Upon leaving the tower it had seemingly dissapeared from sights, although a magical barrier remains around its area. Once back at home, Darus became King Valithen’s champion. Other members of the elite group had also gained high positions, such as Zendel, the wizard and Coradel the Sorcerer, who both became counselors.