"My father was captured early in the last war by the Karrns. He escaped to Lhazaar, where he made enough money to earn passage back to Aundair during the truce, only to learn that our family fief had been given independence. I have been a pauper Knight all my life, and without a fief, I shall not regain my father's title as a Baron. I am working now, however, to establish my reputation as a gentleman, and hopefully by completing endeavors like the one I have organized for us, I will gain notoriety among those that might grant me a new fief."