Darkstone is shrouded in mystery. He appeared in the small village, named Cave, about fifty years ago, bedraggled, beaten and close to death. The only thing which saved him was the fact he carried a small fortune in gems and weapons with him. The healer at the time didn't take all his things, (just a few choice gems), and healed him up. He limps a bit on his left leg, but his swordsmanship is unsurpassed. Most believe he is a Blademaster on the run, (and rightfully so), and don't like to test his abilities.
It took him time to show his leadership abilities. For nearly a year he just worked at retrieving medicinal herbs for Shay, the healer, and watching the workings of the small village. At the time it was disorganized. Who ever was the biggest and boldest ruled and took what they wanted of everyone else's. One day Darkstone went up to the last self made leader and challenged him to a duel. At the time, no one had seen Darkstone fight, but many liked him for he helped them out, pointed them in the right direction for certain things or gave them sound advice. The leader in charge was a bully and a thief and when Darkstone ran him through in the first stroke of the duel, those of Cave were ready to follow him.
Darkstone has arranged the patrols, the raids, and the mushroom farming. He also arranged trade with those denizens who live farther into the caves. He is protective of his small village and doesn't want to see anyone harmed.
Darkstone appears human, but he looks all of about twenty, so many believe he is a half-elf, if not a full elf, who, for some reason, does not have pointy ears. He stands a little shorter then a normal human, male, and has a thick head of chestnut hair. He dresses like a noble, but is not afraid to get himself dirty helping around his village.