The Rider of the Black Horse is a legend of nightmares. The Rider is essentially a symbol of death. Legends speak of the Rider slowly walking through villages and every last living soul dropping dead as the Rider merely passed them by. Legends speak of the Rider being the last sight of dying men. Legends speak of the Rider taking warriors into the Afterlife after they fell in battle. There are countless such legends surrounding the Rider. The one thing they all have in common, is that he brings death to wherever he goes. For one who was born in Arghard to have a name which means one with the Rider is bad omen, so they say. I was never keen to superstition, but this troubled me. It filled me with a sense of dread, a terror that my life will be filled with death. I always hoped time would prove me wrong. But I had no idea... - Jason Vogan, 17 years, 4 months, and 8 days before Twilightfall
Jason Vogan was born in the city of Re'Cas thirty-seven years before Twilightfall. His mother, Elaine Vogan was a highly acclaimed mage in the service of Supreme Councilor Jenathar. She died giving birth to her son. Jason was raised in Re'Cas to be a mage like her mother and eventually became Jenathar's apprentice. He was very skilled and his peers thought that one day he would succeed Jenathar in the Supreme Council as his mother was supposed to. However, at the age of twenty he mysteriously disappeared along with his fellow apprentices.
In the years leading up to Twilightfall no-one seems to know what happened to him, and Jenathar refuses to talk about him to anyone, keeping the matter in his closet like his deepest, darkest secret. Barely a handful of people in Re'Cas other than Jenathar know the details of what happened that day. Two and a half years before Twilightfall only Jenathar himself knows that Jason Vogan has returned, bearing the burden of what had happened to him all those years ago. But not even Jenathar knows what role Jason Vogan is to play in the events that will lead up to Twilightfall, the events that will change Arghard forever.