Paragon Hirol was born a warrior. He excelled at arms and strategy, but was not content. Hirol believed he was born outside the caste system, able to be anything he chose--a warrior, a smith, even a noble. He would not rest until he'd mastered the art of war, the art of smithing, and the art of rule.
He was eccentric, maybe even mad. Some said he'd taken too many blows to the head in the Provings. Yet Hirol accomplished what he set out to do. He trained under the greatest smiths and the greatest warriors, and his achievements in both fields were so great that the Assembly could not help but make him a Paragon. Thus noble House Hirol was born.
--From the writings of Shaper Ezerain