Baldric was born in 1393. Although his early career is unimpressive, LaSalle eventually attains Mastery. His achievements earn him fame (and infamy) in later years. He overcame his aggressive nature to unify warring factions — a real challenge, given the hatred between magi, Church and witches.
LaSalle sought out challenges that went beyond mere magical dueling. He spent decades attempting to hone himself into the perfect mind, body and soul alongside mystical skill. He was an accomplished diplomat and politician, as well as athlete, scholar and warrior. Stories have him besting Sphinxes riddle contest, outfighting some of Europe's greatest swordsmen and stealing the hearts of queens both mortal and faerie.