Coming from east in the Dragon Kingdoms in the Gohan Wastelands, Groldern is a physically imposing red dragon. For his age category, Groldern out-muscled other dragons. A fierce fighter, Groldern sought to establish his name as fearful among the "lesser beings". He thought the best way to prove his superiority was to remove his obvious advantages, both flight and fire. He wedged himself into caverns and underground cities to fight dwarves and fire giants and he killed every one that he met.
Somewhere between 400 PN and 200 PN, Groldern crossed paths with Sorcheena. The two were able to strike an alliance: his muscle for a share of their horde. Within the next century, the two had become a mated pair and had borne their first clutch.