As a lad Cunning was a bumbling pup of a child amongst the guardians of the forest. He was trained in the Druidic arts Nekonhito, and grew to have a modicum of knowledge in time.
His parents had named him Cunning in the hopes that he would, indeed, be cunning. He was not. His soul was perverted in his youth by forces unknown to him. He strove to change his very life-fabric in an attempt to permanently prolong his life. In a visit no a necromancer of great renoun in Loriah. Cunning was remade a demon and dedicated his life to death and destruction. After only a few days of slaughter, he perished in a fierce battle while exploring strange changes in his native people, Nekonhito. His people returned him to be buried in Loriah, his last city of known residence.
888 days later, he awakened in the cemetery, apparently recently unearthed. Cunning watched in fascination and horror as Morchan pursued his work, ripping out the life energies of the living and reforming them.
Morchan's burning eyes exhulted in his work, as he kept part of each life for his own.
Cunning approached Morchan, who turned to him, with his evil grin... "Ah, it is time", he said. His heart ripping from flesh in Morchan's surge of evil magics finished affecting Cunning's soul.
Crushed and mutilated, Cunning was reborn a goblin. Nearly powerless but with a terrible hunger to learn, he quickly joined the necromancer guild.
Striving to learn about his past, determined to live forever, Cunning roams the world using any available means to reach his ends.