Cade was always sure to be back before nightfall for he knew if he was out late the shadow beasts would get him. His parents and the other house slaves hated covering for him they if he was caught there would be consequences for all. Their worry was for not before he was caught the family they worked for mysteriously disappeared none of the city guards knew what had happened and The Dioso House took this opportunity to claim all of the minor house had for themselves including the slaves. This was not what was meant for Cade, he took this chance to get his freedom.
Cade used his knowledge of Westcrown to hide and earn some money as a guide learning the city and making the whole city his home. One night he decided to stay out beyond the curfew and see the shadow beasts this was not something he was looking forward to but if this city was going to be his home, he must. This proved to be a good and bad thing. Cade used his small size to hide in the shadows so he could observe the happening of the night. The creatures he saw drove chills down his spine. Then came the moment that changed Cade’s path from just city explorer to needed hunter. A group of 3 drunks had wandered from a local bar without Halorans this proved to be a huge mistake the Shadow beast tore the 3 men apart leaving nothing but stain on the streets. Cade decided that he needed to do something he grab a board and charged. As he charged he felt his body being pulled back and a hand on his shoulder.
“Come on Boy, let’s get you somewhere safe.” when Cade turned around to see a bald dwarf with a braided beard “Let’s get you to my Adel, you can stay there til morning.” the dwarf led him to his small barge which seemed to be loaded with wares from all over Westcrown and a sign on the outside “The Floating Chest”. The dwarf’s name was Gauner he used his Adel to travel all around Westcrown selling his wares. Gauner sold Coran his first suit of armor and sword and also help him figure out how to use it. As for Cade surviving in the city it was now up to him.
For eight hundred years, Westcrown was the capital of Cheliax, the rumored birthplace and home of the god Aroden and a shining example of the greatness of the Chelaxian nation. Known as the "City of Nine Stars", Westcrown was a classic, enlightened metropolis, even a rival to Absalom as a destination of religious pilgrimage and tourism. But then tragedy struck:Aroden died in 4606 AR, a bloody civil war swept over the nation, and decades of turmoil and strife plunged the city into despair. The ascension of the House Thrune to the Chelish throne in4640 AR cemented Westcrown's fate, as the capital was moved north to Egorian; no longer the City of Nine Stars, Westcrown now became the "City of Twilight." The remains of the Chelaxian nobility huddle in Westcrown as a home-in-exile, as the city itself crumbles under the weight of mismanagement, crime, and a mysterious plague of creatures that hunt the streets at night.