Eberron: Goblins Never Tell
Danid Vieran is the preeminent expert on the Dhakaani Empire at Morgrave University, and possibly in the entire world. Unfortunately, he’s too boring to listen to so he doesn’t get the respect he thinks he deserves. Though he has enormous respect for the ancient Dhakaani, he has nothing but scorn for modern goblinkind, seeing them as barely civilized and unworthy of their glorious heritage. During one expedition into an old Dhakaani fortress, he discovered Elf Beastro Grande in standby mode after having been nearly crushed by a cave-in. He brought the warforged back to Sharn and had him restored to functionality so that he’d have an servant and bodyguard he would not have to pay. Like a graduate student, only it doesn’t eat.