Rifts - Pathway to Oblivion
At one point in his past Lord Formalaine was a normal man, who was mayor of the town of Finton, one of the many lone towns in the wilderness of the east coast, struggling to survive in the wild reality of Rifts earth.
At one point Formalaine had a friend James, who went missing into the mountains, and came back a changed, evil man. They had a falling out over a woman and James Kidnapped Formalaine, using his new mysterious resources to turn him into the monster he is today.
Formalaine still dutifully watches over his town, but he is a withdrawn, angry hateful man after all that he has been through