November 2003 - 15th January 2004)
A grey orc of freakish strength and size, Hûra
quest for the King of Estallia just after the discovery of King
Alistair. He joined them, primarily for the opportunity to kill more
Black Orcs, a chance that was promptly gratified as the party was
trapped in a blocked tunnel by a hundred and twenty orc warriors.
Hûra's vast strength played a significant part in the epic battle
during which the adventurers fought their way through the legion to
escape the trap. After their escape from the orc fortress, the party
was rescued by the paladin Malashak, later unmasked as a fallen paladin and black traitor.
After ensuring Estallia's new king was securely settled,
Hûra and his friends went after Malashak, whom Hûra had
never trusted, aided by a band of demonologists recruited from Estal
City's Academy. As he'd always known it would, it came down
to a straight fight between Hûra and Malashak, from which
Hûra emerged victorious. His shortsword was named Knightsbane after that.
Travelling south in reaction to the Jezharrain invasion of
southern Skoorl, Hûra and his companions, accompanied by Sionis,
made a lightning tour of the cities of the region, inciting the
Skoorlians and Estallians to rise up and massacre the Jezharrain
already among them, and to resist Milas' invasion when it came.
Correctly identifying Urak as the next crisis point, the group prepared
to make their stand there.
When Milas himself appeared to try and terrify the city into
surrender, Hûra and Vaslavi defied him to his face and actually
attempted to fight a duel with him, though all they got for their pains
were some insulting and painful leg injuries. The tide appeared to be
turning when, out of the blue, Barrios Deathwalker and a hundred of his
best troops turned up to confront Milas, and for a while Hûra
stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Barrios and Arden Bin Shalutek on the
walls. In a fatal miscalculation, however, he attempted to change
weapons from his mighty axe Soothslayer
to Knightsbane and a shield;
his guard went down and he was slain.