Well...my my moniker, Arek Brimstone, is really kind of a conglomerate of names that came before.
Originally Arek Brimstone was named Tonic Bromgaard. "Tonic" because that was my nick name in college (long story...) and Bromgaard because...well, I don't recall exactly. Eventually, I decided "Tonic" had to go.
Arek came from my liking for the spelling Ariakas/Ariakan and the name of the Dragon Warrior hero of legend (US version) Erdrick. I always liked Erdrick...but I didn't want to use it...so I kind of combined the two and came up with Arek.
Bromgaard...well, my original thinking was that this character would be from Solamnia...and a lot of Solamnic names had the "gaard" part at the end. I don't recall where "Brom" came from...but essentially, "Bromgaard" came from my not being able to move beyond "Crowngaard."
And to tell you the truth...I have no idea when I changed "Bromgaard" to "Brimstone." For a while, I thought that's what it always was...but a year or so ago, I found my old SAGA character sheets and it said Arek Bromgaard on it...so...yeah, I don't know when I changed it or why...but I think Brimstone sounds better, don't you?
So...although Arek Brimstone doesn't really come from anything specifically...it really is still just an unoriginal conglomeration of things that came before. heh heh
aka Arek Brimstone
"And the words that you fear,
Will always be, the words you hear." - Collective Soul, "How Do You Love"