Ten years before the game begins Edmond Dantes is an apprentice merchant in Galenwind who is courting a beautiful girl. He learns that the father of Gerard (Edmond’s best friend) is selling weapons to the Hobgoblins. Overcome with guilt, Edmond tells Gerard that he is going to the authorities. Before he can turn in his evidence Gerard tells the father. Edmond is then kidnapped and sent to the Bloodreaver’s slave camp. At the camp he befriends an elderly halfling who teaches him the art of picking locks and disguise.