Arduin was the leader of mankind trained by the Vedä.
Brave and perseverant, Arduin was the epitome of a great leader in the public's eye. His speech was so affectionate and evoking, it attracted young and passionate reel warriors to join his legion, fighting for a higher goal.
Instructed by the Vedä, Arduin once regarded Thane as his rival. He decided to fight Thane for honor, but won Thane's admiration with his fearless combat style and confident tactics. After years of collaboration, Arduin finally accepted Thane as an ally and heir friendship grew.
The duo was fundamental to the reel's victory. The Fallen were forced to withdraw their defense lines and retreat to Inferi. In the last battle, Arduin and Than quarreled for the first time in a long time. Arduin wanted to keep on battling, in hopes of obliterating the dark forces and bringing back the long-awaited peace, while Thane thought such an action would only devastate what they had achieved so far.
Failing to persuade him, Arduin abandoned Thane and, together with his warriors and supporting Vedän squads, marched into Ineri to hunt down the remaining Fallen and demons. Yet, Arduin's legion was misled to the Icy Terrain by the cunning Veera. She ignited the frost fire, hoping to annihilate the entire legion. Feeling a deep regret of his own decision, Arduin strode through the frost fire and created a storm by swinging his ax, attempting to create a safe passage for his warriors.
Thanks to Arduin's resourcefulness, a few soldiers managed to survive, but many of their feelows perished in the unforgiving frost fire. Even arduin himself was scorched in battle, but was saved by the Vedä-blessed armor. Despite the fact that Arduin swung his ax blindly, he managed to kill any enemies who dared to come close.
Veera swiftly stepped in and stopped the Fallen from taking revenge. She poured frost fire into Arduin's crippling body, rendering the holy seal of Vedä useless. Soon, Arduin's body was burned to ashes, and though his spirit remained, it was marked with a dark seal by Veera. Freezing frost fire replaced the Holy Force and became the sole driving force of the armor.
"Those who lament the loss of Arduin will never expect to see their legendary hero again like this!"