Awakening of the Twilight Gems
Narlack the Dragon was born into a family with no ability to support him. In effect he was left to support himself as soon as he was capable. He found that his Dragonborn heritage gave him a bit of an advantage against the other boys, even the older ones in a fight. And this is where he learned to fight. However, at the age of 13, he was sold to the gladiator pits by his father, who learned of his fighting worth. Here he also excelled at fighting, beating many challenging foes, though by no means proving invincible.
By the age of 19 he finally hit his stride, and began a conquest of the gladiator pit fighters. Winning one after another against the best the pits had to offer he was recognized by high ups inside the city. To entertain them, Narlack was put up against a fight he shouldn’t have been able to win, but they were wrong. As reward, Narlack was set free. And since then he was wandered the world, using the only thing he knew how to do to his advantage.
Narlack the Dragon was not always known as “the dragon” but instead gained that title later in life as it became known how large a hoard of money he had gathered, but didn’t seem to know how to spend.