Note: The background may appear similar to the Sengine image I posted recently. This is because it will have a certain meaning. If two or more characters have a similar BG, it's because they are related some how. Whether that be they are friends, members of the same group, or in this case Married.
Born in 734 AD, Oriah was once a soldier for the Hyperborean Royal Army, which he admitted into at the age of 16. Upon joining up, that same years was the year "The First Tarkin War" took place. After injuring his leg in a cannon strike, Oriah ceased any and all military action. Although Hyperboreans, & subsequently all Tarkarian's are considered biologically immortal, that doesn't mean they can't die. & even with the best advances in medical, & resuscitation technology, the average lifespan for the average resident in Tarkaria is well over 7,893 years. Incredible, yes, but they still die at some point. Long story short, after leaving the military, Oriah moved back to his home town of Riverport. There, he lived out the next several years as an active lawyer.
However, as time went on, the fear of the kind of events that crippled him began to erode away, it was replaced instead by the call for adventure. So, when an old friend of his stopped by to invite him on a fantastic adventure, he hesitantly said yes. Apparently the catalyst for the war was an anarchist group known as "The Black Blade" from Hypabeiata. The story goes that over the course of a two week period, they some how managed to pillage the treasure trove of King Adenine, concurrent ruler of Hyperborea. One night, they were arrested by the guards. But the bars were not enough to stop them. The very reason for storming Hyperborea's treasure halls was to assist Hypabeiatan families & businesses, who had gone under after trade with Hyperborea ended three years prior. Feeling betrayed & angry at the "elfish thugs", they broke out of the castle dungeon, stormed the king's chamber, & assassinated him. Adenine was dead. Taking his place was his youngest daughter, Theiodeth. The first thing she did in office was demand these criminals be brought to justice. But no action was taken by Hypabeiata. & so, the war broke out.
Official documents claimed that the treasure was still out there, waiting to be found. Especially after it was confirmed that all members of the Black Blade were killed in the war. Wanting to get that money back into the economy, the government of Hyperborea decreed the money now belonged to the one who found it. The party of six set off for the Hyperborea/ Hypabeiata border. Whilst hiking through a swamp, Oriah became separated from his group. As he wandered through the swamp, as the story goes, he was attacked by a dangerous Andrewsarchus. The encounter lead to Oriah killing the beast, an act that was greatly appreciated by the land owner, a young Athotherian named Sengine. After being brought back to her cottage where he was fed & hydrated, he told this beautiful spirit of the forest that he & a small party were on their way to find the Black Blade's Treasure. When asked if she'd like to join, the answer was yes.
The party that once contained six, now having seven, rejoined the following day. after a few missteps & some bad timing, the group finally made it to the supposed cave. Only one problem. The cave was being occupied by a Saxon's Wyvern. An angry mother, hell-bent on protecting her brood. Apparently, she had killed her partner before they arrived. The specific cause was unknown. Wyverns tend not to mark territories, or claims to caves. They only do this during the mating season, or when laying eggs. They also usually paired for life to raise the eggs. But the father was dead for unknown reasons, & now she was far more aggressive. But the story takes another turn when they uncovered that, although wyverns do not mark territories, other predatory dinosaurs do. This was also a part of Tarkaria's recently established "Predator Territorial Registration System". Each territory is marked & occupied by specific predators, usually Dinosaurs. & they must have thanked their lucky stars, because this territory was registered for one of the only groups of predators known to kill Wyverns. It was occupied by a Tyrannosaurus Rex. The battle resulted in the death of the Wyvern (this was back before the Wyvern over population crisis), and the recovery of the Black Blade's Treasure.
After receiving their share, Oriah & Sengine were married & bought out the town of Riverport to build up it's economic conditions. An act of community altruism that lead to Riverport becoming one of Tarkaria's most successful cities.