HistoryTwin brother to the infamous Malchus Grimnas, Vallus is the brother who was forced to live with the repercussions of the treaty signing when the one who actually signed them was nowhere to be found. He did not suffer from the political backlash, being an entire continent from the actual war, but the personal implications. It wasn’t quite overnight, but over the span of years the Grimnas name became synonymous with both evil and stupidity and there was nothing much Vallus could do about it other than try to support his crumbling family. While his mother made a deal with Graddik to keep their shop afloat, Vallus took any odd jobs he could find in Brightport. As one would find in that city, not many were of the legal variety. When it came between taking those jobs or having nothing, Vallus didn't have to think for long. Not only did Vallus take up the dirty work, he quickly discovered that he excelled at it. Especially the fighting- and the killing. Being the best at that didn't keep Vallus entirely safe, however. After being betrayed by someone he may have considered a friend, Vallus was forced into slavery and taken to the arena in Onak-Al. Though he resented the fact, he had to admit that the life did suit him well. He’d always been the strongest, brilliant with his weapon and he was able to lose himself in the thrill of each battle. It was only when the guards led him back into the small cramped room that he had to remember he was a slave. Though he avoided forming attachments, in that small room he did find an odd, tense relationship between himself and the Ebelmare sisters, Katey and Sil. It was in this cramped, dirty room that the tiefling met the group that killed him- and then helped him escape the arena. He didn’t pay the group much mind when they were brought into his room, only making it clear that they were to stay away from what little he’d been able to claim as his own. He went out of his way to avoid knowing them for the same reasons he tried not to be close to anyone in Onak-Al- it is simply not a good idea to form real friendships with people you know you may have to murder in combat. That and after being betrayed, Vallus wasn't ready to trust anyone again.But then the elf approached. A woman named Baranith, who offered to heal some wounds Vallus received in the ring. Vallus refused, of course, but he didn't forget the offer when he was later pitted against the girl and her team. Kindness was not something the tiefling had seen often in his life. Because of that, he hesitated. Baranith used that moment of hesitation to push Vallus, sending him plummeting to his death- following his only ‘friends’ Katey and Sil. Vallus did live, for several moments, at the bottom of the cavern of bodies. If he had been able to lift his head, he would have been able to see the bodies of his fallen comrades, but as it were the pain he felt eventually caused him to pass out. Not long after, he faded away entirely. Show spoiler
Jadzia and Vallus, now the parents of twins, still hold their positions in Esterholt.
Important Dates and Achievements
- Lord of the Forged
- Persnickity the unicorn
- He died in the Onak-Al arena in Episode 21, and his zombie corpse was killed again in Episode 23
- He was resurrected by Baranith in Episode 24 and stayed with that group until Episode 57
- After parting ways with Group 2, Vallus is hired as a bodyguard for Group 3 in Episode 55, which happened chronologically several days after Episode 57. He has stayed with Group 3 since then and has grown quite attached to Jadzia.
- Vallus and Jadzia married in Episode 119
- Officially retired in Esterholt at Jadzia's estate in Esterholt in Episode 130