The Weight of the World is on Her Shoulders
A skilled former knight of Ord who joined the Steelhead mercenaries to sate his wanderlust.
Aleksander Otto was the son of Octavio and Juliette Otto, minor nobles of Ord. Being the first son of a noble family he was trained from a young age to join the military. He is very close to his brother who is a year younger with a more scholarly bent, and was discovered to have the gift. He also has a younger sister.
At the age of 16 he joined the knightly order of the Iron Phoenix. As part of the order he received training in combat to use a shield and heavy armor. He combined this with his early training in dueling to create a surprisingly fluid style of combat. As a member of the order he was assigned to a unit of the Ord military to assist Cygnar in their fight against Kahdor. But as part of the Ordic unit he only engaged in minor skirmishes and did not see much action in major battles.
When he returned to Ord from his time in Cygnar he was assigned to a post on the Northern border. Aleksander was there for a year and only saw one skirmish the entire time. He grew incredibly bored at this post. He had heard tales of large battles in other parts of the world and was eager to prove himself in the fires of battle, but he felt he would not have the opportunity in the Ordic military.
When his assignment in the north was over he quit the military so he could join the Steelhead mercenary corp where he would be able to seek glory in battle.