Alright since your talking about Connact allot and rewritting M3, I've decided to introduce the TFV saviour rule (it isn't Bungie canon or M3 canon,, but it is TFV canon...).
"Each Hero has had something to do with the Temple of Wyrd in the Untamed Lands."
The TFV history portrays Connacht as the lone surviour of a Nomadic tribe that wandered into the Barren Desert (in the Untamed Lands), it was one of the patrols sent out by the Temple of the Wyrd that found Connacht (who was a child at the time) and took him there, where he was trained (in the arts of war, combat, science etc) and raised.
After a one of the known prophetic monks had a vision, Connacht was sent into the West, and in Gower he conducted the first defeat of the Myrkridia. Which then leds into his rise of fame.
Tireces on the other hand was a Philsopher in his quest for knowledge he came upon the Temple of the Wyrd and requested to be taught all they knew, and after he was accepted he was taught, he then returned to the West and defeated the Leveler of his age.
Take it with a grain of salt if you must (or sugar...), but it helps provide abit of backround for a big nasty TFV suprise :P