Malcolm gained his notoriety serving in a Trencher unit led by a noble named Gerard Von Darius. During a skirmish, things went very bad for the noble. They encountered a large Khador force composed of Greylords, Doomreavers, Iron Fangs, and Winter Guard. Malcolm led the charge that resulted in a favorable turn in the tide of battle, breaking the Iron Fang line and ultimately leading to a win for Von Darius’s men. During this battle, Malcolm received a grievous wound to his right knee. He had dealt with the injury ever since, a constant reminder of that day.