They say that Tempus himself was present at the birth of Ryo Arakas in the mountain Monastery of Battles in the Dragonspine Mountains. Born to Miremee Arakas, the Holy Mother and Atroddus the Cleric Templar, Ryo was brought into the world on the 1st of Hammer, 1307, the holiest day in the Monastic order's calendar. The hanging sword above the alter at the Monastery burst into flames at the same time Ryo entered the world cementing for the religious order his position as a chosen warrior of Tempus.
At his coming of age as a man, Ryo was gifted with the Holy Chain Mail of Tempus and Tempus' Greatsword of Holy strike, two of the Monastery's most holy relics. Blessed with visions from Tempus, Ryo took his holy relics and formidable battle skills into the Dragonspine Mountains and across The Ride, doing the work of Tempus by bringing the dishonorable to heel and saving countless decent folk from the murderous fell races that plagued the land.
On his fortieth birthday as Ryo lay prostrate in prayer, Tempus blessed him with a holy vision of a city to the South called Phlan that would rise from its decayed past to become a bright light of civilisation in the North. Ryo, the blessed Holy Warrior of Tempus, was to make sure that the brightest of that light came from the Temple of Tempus in Phlan both as a blazing warning to all the cowardly and deceitful that would see noble folk brought to their knees as well as a shining beacon of hope for all who put their faith in the pursuit of common interest and honorable war.
Ryo is a dedicated paladin of Tempus, bringing violent justice to the villainous and protection to the downtrodden. Woe betide any enemy who attracts the wrath of this righteous Guantlet of the Lord of Battles.