Kardan is a dwarf from the wildhammer clan who fought with Dougan and Voldana against the Horde during the Second War. When Dougan heard townsfolk were disappearing from investigating the cursed tower of Karazhan, he ventured off with Kardan and Voldana to rescue the missing villagers. The evils of the tower was too much and while Kardan and Voldana escaped, Dougan was left behind. Kardan and Voldana delivered the sad news to Dougan’s wife Adena. Yet so immense was her grief that her mind snapped and she became unfit to raise her twin baby girls. And so Voldana and Kardan decided to honor their colleague by raising the twin girls as their own.