The Magus of Imminent Oblivion
He was a nameless child born at the end of a great war.
He gave himself a name, then worked his way to prosperity. He had a job, a wife, a daughter, and his future looked bright.
But, then, things changed. His wife and daughter were dead, and a hundred bodies laid strewn across the floor.
He couldn't continue to live; he pierced his body with his own sword.
Awakening in a new world, his new body burned with an old fury. Where magic was common and power was cheap, he vowed to never let anything get the better of him.