Alcohol Level: 5
Weekly Expenses: 10gp
The Story Of Baine:
Educated by a no-nonsense father who he always refers to as "Da", it was clear from an early age that he didn't have a head for farming and instead spent most of his youth "playing" with the swords his grandfather, the community smith, produced.
One fateful night, a party of Malte Volke (the "Painted Ones") stole over the border and snatched Baine's mother. Da gave pursuit, but at the cost of Baine's three older brothers, before he found the corpse of his beloved wife.
He slew five of the Malte Volke and earned the nickname of "Nightreaver", after the Teklish folk hero renowned for his triumphs over the Painted People.
After that, Baine - having gotten himself ceremonially tattooed with the legendary pattern of the Nightreaver - couldn't settle and so took his purse, cloak and sword and headed south to make his own way in this world and win fortune with steel in his hand.