Aladris is an orphan whose parents were slain by an orcish raiding party when he was 4. The oldest of 3 siblings, his parents managed to hide him and his siblings when the raid occurred. After the massacre, the local lords guards found he and his sister scavenging the village for food, and turned them over to the Temple of Torm. He grew up in the temple, being educated by the priests and paladins there. He was a quick learner in the religious teachings of the temple, and when he turned 10 was turned over to the paladins to begin his training in the arts of war. His younger brother, on the other hand, bristled at the temple life and its restrictions, and was always quick to try to find shortcuts. This eventually led to his brother’s expulsion from the temple on suspicion of forming a pact with a demon to become a warlock. He was dismayed by the decision to expel his brother, but stood by the temple hierarchy. The temple hierarchy has decided to send him out to spread the word of Torm in the world and to do good deeds in his name, and thus has sent him to Phandalin to help defeat a group of bandits known as the Redbrands.