Ace Hardware met and fought Parson Gotti of Gobwin Knob in the burning court of Spacerock shortly before he was croaked.
As a newly decrypted unit of Gobwin Knob, Ace seems to be very impressed with Parson, his new Chief Warlord. He finds Parson's large size and his way with words very appealing, and he is eager to improve Parson's twoll-made gear using his powers as a Dollamancer.
In the short span of time since his decryption, Ace already seems to be very loyal to Parson. He desires to protect Parson from the Magic Kingdom's free casters.