Heroes of the Everflame
Ekat Kassen was a crusader and fortune seeker who came to serve Lastwall in 4500 AR. While he fought with distinction for some years he decided to leave the military to find his fortune. He had been traveling all over the region around the Lake Encarthan when he settled down on the banks of the Tourondel River in the Fangwood of Nirmathas in 4505 AR after a very profitable adventure. He founded the village known as Kassen’s Hold which quickly grew and prospered as a natural stopover for those traveling up and down the river to Skelt.
Ekat Kassen died on 11th Neth 4514 AR from a mortal wound after a bloody battle where he fought his old companion Asar Vergas who was raiding the town for two months seeking revenge against Ekat.
In 4514 AR a man by the name of Asar Vergas arrived in Kassen’s Hold. Claiming to be a former adventuring companion of the town’s founder, he felt Kassen had cheated him before they had parted ways. Vergas and a group of mercenaries raided the settlement for a period of two months before their camp was located. Kassen mounted an attack on the raider’s stronghold, slaying Vergas and scattering the mercenaries before succumbing to wounds received during the fighting. Those killed on both sides were buried in the crypt that served as the site of the battle.