A Taldan prospector who, in 4693 AR, led an expedition into the Wyvernkill, in search of the rich mineral veins there. It ended in disaster: a third of his men were killed in goblin raids, and Loric was forced to retreat in shame. He returned again (much poorer) with a larger and better equipped army of mercenaries, in spent six years scouring the falls of its monstrous humanoid population. At first the lords of the River Kingdom didn't take Loric seriously, but his dogged determination (and the great quantity of goblin standards he brought to to the Outlaw Council every year) was enough to earn their respect. In 4700 AR the Outlaw Council named Loric lord of the region, renamed to "Loric Fells."
The suppression of the goblin population had an unplanned side effect: the troll tribes, led by a coven of green hags, led a successful campaign against the Worg Queen, driving her out of the Rookwarden Fortress. In 4701 AR Loric and his mercenaries were ambushed by a group of skrags. No-one escaped, and when Loric didn't show up at the Outlaw Council the next year, he was presumed by all to be slain. His disappearance spurned many lords to muster raids into the Fells, and at present chaos has settled over the region.