Valrigard was accused for a crime he didn't commit and sentenced to a long time in prison. Too long for his liking, apparently, as he soon broke out.
Just because I make it look easy doesn't mean breaking out of Meridell Castle is something just anyone can do. It's taken me years to learn all the passages and guard rotations. If you think you're so amazing, let's see how far you get! Be warned though... you'll have to do a pretty outstanding job to impress me.
So you think that, just because I'm able to escape the dungeons of Meridell, you can too? It's not as easy as it looks, you know. Go ahead. Try to get out. I'll give you the shirt off my back if you ever see daylight again!
Oh ho! You think you can just waltz into this dungeon, look for some treasure, and escape up to the surface? It's not that easy. Monsters dwell here, and your wings might just get tired. Not that mine do. Oh no. I'm made of stern stuff. I -- watch out for those spikes!!
Why hello there! So you heard about my great escape from the depths of Meridell Castle? You want to try to follow in my footsteps? I’ll warn you, this is no small task. So if you think you can take on the monsters and dodge the traps then be my guest, but don’t say I didn’t warn you!
It was revealed in the Darkest Faerie video game that at one point, Valrigard was a Knight.