The Booze Explodes
Born and raised in the Fey World, Nim was always the smart one of the family. He enjoyed a wonderful childhood and is the youngest of 23 children (that he knows of…). At a ripe young age of 42, Nim along with his whole family were captured by Fomorian Elves, lead by the evil mistress Elf Valna Fortain. No one that Nim has ever asked knows where she came from or what had turned her heart so very cold. She ran her slaves to break of death and beyond, never telling them why they were digging through mountain after mountain with so little valuables found. If Nim didn’t know better, she was looking for something specific, something powerful, something…evil.
After 15 years of hard non-stop work, Nim made his only friend of sorts that he would ever have while working in the mines. And since he was separated from his whole family after the first week, and has never seen them since, he would find these moments of “friendship” comforting. He was treated like an outcast by the other gnomes, mostly because they were all born into slavery and he was from the “outside”. Always talking about how great life was before the mines, it made the others sick, most thought their life was fine, and Nim was speaking craziness about stuff that wasn’t true. So Nim never had anyone to help share the burden of slavery day in and day out, until this one day.
An this friend came in the most unexpected way, a minotaur guard named Minron. Now Minron was not the highest of guards, but was respected for his ability to enforce the rules to absolute nth degree. Few would stand against his might in battle, and all that tried never lived long. Nim never learned much about Minron’s past, and learned early on to avoid any topic on such matter, as the fire would light in his eyes and send chills down Nim’s back. Touchy subject to say the least. It was rumored that Minron killed a superior officer with his bare fist for simply laughing in his face after cracking a joke about his family…no one ever directly confronted him about it either. But at last, how Nim and Minron became friends was no more than a kind deed in an opportune moment. Because of Minron’s unruly behavior, he had been sent to watch over the gnome slaves for this particular mine. A punishment of sorts, as this was the furthest mine from anywhere, and had the worst supply routes of all Valna Fortain’s mines.