|Animal Companion||Drakestomper (yzobu)|
Source: Vault of the Onyx Citadel, pg(s). 60
Kraelos is a hobgoblin with a legendary reputation of being a dragonslayer across Avistan, who serves as the cavalry commander of the Ironfang Legion. He values honour, honesty and strength, and believes that it is the way of the world that the strong prey upon the weak.
Kraelos grew up in an arena in the Lands of the Linnorm Kings, and, as a young man, never thought of another life. This changed when his master purchased a new gladiator trainer: Lung Tag, a strange hobgoblin captured in the Crown of the World. Claiming to hail from a hobgoblin nation from the other side of Golarion, Lung Tag taught the gladiators honour, patience and service, to be more than just a killing machine. Under his leadership, the gladiators betrayed their master, burning him and his stable before fleeing south to the Storval Plateau.
In his new home, Kraelos earned a reputation of killing drakes and dragons, leading his men back and forth between Ustalav, Lastwall and Belkzen. His band eventually attracted the attention of Azaersi, who wished for a fearless cavalry and Kraelos' notoriety. Seeing Lung Tag's poise and confidence in Azaersi, Kraelos joined her Ironfang Legion after a brief duel.