A studious craftsman, the cavern dwarf Heidrek was born in the city of Kal'Agnar to a tavern wench and a greedy miner who died in a cave collapse when Heidrek was a young man of 46. With a mental goal of mastering the cavern-digging arts to prevent any similar tragedy occuring, his future career was set. Sneaking out of his foster-home to assist in mining, he quickly became skilled at digging well-supported caves. Although not wanting to stray too far from his home of Kal'Agnar, he sought to establish a home for dwarves with interests in construction such as himself. Setting out with his pickaxe and meagre supplies for the journey, he seeks to find a place he can call his own. For Heidrek, this is his purpose as a dwarf.