Dragon Age: Ascension
Skilled smith, member of the infamous Dryden family.
Mikhael’s family has been made into pariahs for reasons he doesn’t like to talk about. He avoided this shame by traveling Thedas, studying the art of smithing. Mikhael has learned from the best human smiths and exiled dwarves he can find, and subsequently has evolved into a skilled smith. He finally arrived at the Monastery of the Maker’s Hands, where he studied his craft in a more religious way. There he met Li Lung, and the two became friends.
He has some contempt for his kin, as he feels they have let themselves become soft as traders. He will say that he is unlike any of his family and he chose the way of metal and stone instead of being a merchant.