Blood and Ice
Absol was a famous paladin at the Vanguard outpost. He was said to be single handedly responsible for the destruction of the entire city. It was discovered that Absol had made a bargain with a band of local demons, and intended to let them into the city. He was captured and hung for treason. Three days later, his grave was found dug up and empty. Three days after that, a mysterious force opened the gates of Vanguard, and the city was burned to the ground. To this day no one has seen Absol, but his name is never spoken in relaxed conversation.