Wally was once a skilled fighter, and he is battle hardened from many adventures.
Wally and his companions, Borar, Thorgar, and Grimlore, were once a famed party of dwarven adventurers. They met their downfall in the sea caves of Lourwa, on a quest for the scroll of the sea. Only Wally survived, and he fled after his companions were all dead. He went into exile in Lourwa and became a weapons trader, still haunted by grief.