Warding Wyvrenjack was one of the foremost historians of his day, specializing in the field he referred to as “Applicative Archeology”. He was renowned for his ability to piece together ambiguous and often contradictory accounts of ancient sites to form breathtakingly accurate charts. He often led expeditions to these locations, either funded by various noble patrons or universities.
Unfortunately, do to no fault of his own, many of these very promising sites yielded little of the riches or information Warding had supposed they contained. This in turn led to very disappointed clientele. This in turn led to many violent altercations.
A frantic Warding was finally forced to consult the manuscripts of his ancestor, Jack Wyvern, in order to locate more profitable locales to visit. His expeditions became leaner, less systematic and more opportunistic.
Unexpectedly, these lucrative ventures aroused in Warding a hunger he had not known. Freed from the bureaucratic policies and constant bickering of his peers, and flush with funds for first time that Warding’s prodigious mind could remember, he decided to continue his vagabond lifestyle of living from plundered tomb to plundered tomb.
While his final fate is unknown, Warding is credited with the creation of the Wyvernjack family tomb, built in an effort to pool the knowledge he gained from his multitude of “archeological digs”, and to deny that knowledge to his myriad of enemies, most of whom were former clients who felt entitled to Warding’s finds. Subsequent generations of Wyvernjack’s have added their knowledge, loot and traps to the structure.