A wandering Warlock and Astrologer, she seeks adventure, greater power, and to unlock the mystery of her Vision Quest
Alara’s original parents, a Human man and a Tiefling woman, died shortly after she was born. Her father’s village held a fanatical hatred of all things dark and demonic, and executed him for heresy. When they tried to kill the two Tieflings, however, her mother managed to burn down the village and escape, but not before being fatally wounded. Before she died, the woman encountered Firlan Ardenson, a Gnome Warlock with an Infernal Pact, and begged him to take care of her daughter. Out of pity, Firlan took Alara back to his enclave in the remote wilderness and raised her as his own, and grew to love her, in spite of himself. Despite his pact with Hell, Firlan raised Alara as a happy, albeit strange child, and when she showed proficiency for magic, he began training her in the Warlock’s arts. When she turned eighteen, the time came for her Vision Quest, which would determine the Pact she would take upon gaining her full powers. Instead of the vision of Hell she had expected, however, she found herself in a vast starscape, with a huge, greenish moon floating overhead. Before Alara could even begin to understand the green moon, or why it seemed so terrifying, she returned to the waking world as a Star Pact Warlock. Upon receiving her calling, Alara and Firlan bade each other a tearful farewell, and she set out into the world, intent on increasing her powers, as well as uncovering the mystery of the green moon. She traveled alone for quite a while, using her talents at Astrology and magic to make money when she needed it, all the while resisting the strange and often chaotic dreams that plagued her sleep…especially when the moon was full. Finally, Alara ended up in Central, the capital of Arcosephale, and it was there that she met her allies: Reisick, Flagge, Nameless, and Sirrush Greenscale.