General Oker lived with his family in the Talons as the rest of Malere was under Azure influence. When the initial wave of Azures arrived on Railou Oker’s great-great-great grandfather along with a number of other families traveled deep within the Talons to escape enslavement.
As a child Oker would often venture into the farming communities located in the plains, watching from a distance as Azure soldiers would beat farmers who didn’t provide enough produce. As Oker reached his teenage years he began fighting the Azure soldiers patrolling the farming communities. Through the men and women he rescued Oker began building an army.
Word spread throughout Malere of a fighting force in the plains who opposed Azure rule. Oker unknowingly started the process that would lead to the destruction of the Azures. Rebel groups formed throughout Malere inspired by the group in the Plains. The Elders as well came out of hiding to lead the rebels.
Oker led the first major victory against the Azure army located at Fort Nal. Fort Nal was the Azure stronghold located north and east of Salkard which kept the Plains in check. During the assault Oker was slain. Olan, Oker’s brother, took up his brothers mantle and rallied the people of Malere behind Oker’s death.