Unlike most dwarves, Vadim was predisposed to the arcane arts from a young age. He left the family brewery to apply his talents with the Wythover military in their wars against Osmis and Waldermore. He saw little action, serving mostly as a caravan guard and quartermaster. He is gruff, tough, and just as skilled with a battleaxe as he is with a magic missile. As a show of good faith to the nation of Thuria, Wythover sent several troops to guard Thurian cargo ships, and eventually Vadim found his way to the docks of Port Sapphire.