A former Knight of Lordaeron, Victor Steiner received a crippling wound while saving the life of a noble early in his career. Luckily, the noble was grateful and had Steiner declared a hero of Lordaeron. Taken care of by the state, Steiner spent most of his days reading romantic tales of knight and chivalry and pursuing his interest in gnomish engineering. As a "hero," Steiner was occasionally pressed to attend state events and functions. It was during one of these events, the homecoming of Prince Arthas, that things began to change for him. Steiner died that day but, ironically, it was not the hand of an enemy that killed him. He was killed by his own people as a panicked crowd trampled him to death while fleeing the Scourge.