Young Talino Keal and his father were ambushed by vithrack whilst on their way to Twin Elms. Before the child even registered the strange arachnids, his father thrust something into his hands and told him to run.
As he turned to flee, the creatures blasted him with psionic energy. Talino's mind reeled, nearly overcome by the insidious power. Suddenly, he was pulled back to his immediate surroundings. Half sprinting, half stumbling away from the vithrack and his stricken father, Talino made it to the edge of town before he collapsed. The town guards were baffled at how the child had withstood the attack.
The item his father had given him was an old silver medallion. It was badly worn and missing its chain, and the words "Do not yield to fear" were barely visible upon its surface. As soon as he came of age, Talino joined the personal guard of a local thayn. When he did, he strung it on a thin silver chain and commissioned a priest to enchant the medallion with additional protective wards. Talino went missing years later whilst on an expedition in the White March.
- Possible reward for His Old Self side quest from Kaenra in The Goose and Fox, Copperlane, Defiance Bay