Gods, Mortals, Ruin
A tiefling academic, Kronal entered into a Faustian bargain with little caution when his research began to hit roadblocks. He was unaware at the time, but he did not make his deal with a minor demon. His deal was with Asmodeus himself, who identified Kronal as a scion of Bael Turath. Kronal would get urges to fling himself into battle, something so far beyond his scholarly self as to be a completely different person.
Following a confrontation with Asmodeus, Kronal’s power was stripped from him. The Raven Queen stepped in, and forged a link between he and the shadow realm, granting a new power source. That she did not try to monitor or mediate the link herself is an oddity.
After the death of Asmodeus, Kronal has felt his lineage- and his connection to the inferno- begin to stir.
Always a ladies’ man, Kronal’s success with the fairer sex (and the tales of his…exploits,) is often met with amazement, disbelief, and disgust.