In his youth, Durahn was a outpost warrior who had one eye damaged in a battle with a company of goblins. Durahn ultimately avenged the loss of his eye himself. Humans who had come to the outpost saw the weapons that the outpost warriors were carrying and inquired who was the weaponsmith who made such fine weapons. So Durahn began trading the weapons for any needed items for the outpost warriors and for the stronghold.
Later, Durahn took on an apprentice named Drax, but found him to be more interested in becoming an outpost warrior himself. He helped Drax in whatever way he could before he departed to begin his training.