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Yeslickquietly states that he was once a member of the dwarven clan Orothiar. For generations they used the iron mine in the center of Cloakwood as their home, but almost a century ago catastrophe struck. As skilled as they are underground, dwarves occassionally make mistakes. Once such incident cost them dearly. They apparently breached an underground river and the resulting flood claimed nearly all of the clan. Yeslick was one of the few survivors, and made his way to Sembia to start a new life. There he made the acquaintance of Rieltar, a member of the Iron Throne, and was hired as a personal smith. They became friends, and eventually Yeslick told of his past. This proved to be his undoing as Rieltar used this information to formulate a plan to expand the Iron Throne power base in the Sword Coast. Rieltar betrayed his supposed friend and forced him to reveal the site to others. Now he wishes for nothing but the chance to right the wrongs that have been committed using his ancestral home.
Yeslick Orothiar is a laid-back, good-natured dwarvencleric of Moradin and Clangeddin Silverbeard. He was once a blacksmith of the Iron Throne, but was betrayed when he casually mentioned the location of his clan's long abandoned ore mine to them. Now he is one of the Iron Throne's prisoners/slave laborers held in the Cloak Wood mines.