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Hazon Dak'ir held the rank of Veteran Sergeant in the Third Company of the Salamanders Chapter. Unlike other Salamanders he came from Ignea instead of one of the seven Sanctuary Cities. Although constantly the target of Tsu'Gan's loathing, Dak'ir never rose to his fellow Veteran Sergeant's baiting. Instead, he always chose to avoid confrontation with the headstrong Sergeant. He was later removed from his position for showing unusually late psychic activity, thus leaving command of his squad (in complete confidence) to his closest friend Ba'ken. It was also revealed to Chapter Master Tu'Shan that Dak'ir was mentioned in an ancient prophecy that could either be the doom or salvation of the Chapter. For this, Dak'ir would undergo trials to be trained by Librarian Pyriel.
Dak'ir then trained with Librarian Pyriel below Mount Deathfire in a pyre chamber. While doing so Dak'ir unleashed a great inferno that nearly overwhelmed Pyriel's psychic shield. Chief Librarian Vel'cona aided Pyriel and pushing back the inferno to its source, Dak'ir. Dak'ir was unconscious with his armor having burnt away. Following this Vel'cona reflected on the passage in the Tome of Fire possibly referring to Dak'ir as a saviour or destroyer. Vel'cona then warns that Pyriel must kill Dak'ir if he goes out of control again.