Starfall - Beneath the Veil of Light
Orlen was found abandoned as a toddler. When he was young he ended up lost in the caves beneath his home. Somewhere deep within the mountain, or perhaps on the other side, he found a strange artifact. When he looked upon it he was blinded and knocked unconscious. When he awoke all he could see was Metal. He could feel the veins of it within the mountain and hear the delicate whispers it spoke in. Somehow he made it back home and from there trained diligently learning all he could. Even to the point of calling out in that same strange tongue the Metal spoke and seeing the effects he could wrought with it.
He began travelling the world which lead him eventually to become one of the personal smiths of the late General.