To Forge A Kingdom
Vlad is a handsome young man from Ustalav, married in the Sczarni tradition to Esther – meaning that they ran off together and pledged themselves to one another before the old gods. He grew up in a wagon traveling all over the countryside with his clan, often stoping near the Shudderwood to hunt and rest for extended times. He and Esther were both from the same travelling family, were playmates growing up. He’s been a hunter as long as he could pull a bow, and was always quick at tracking and trapping game. Vlad is fiercely loyal to those who have earned his trust and respect.
About 2 years ago, Vlad and Esther’s traveling family was wiped out by a pack of werewolves in the Shudderwood, Vlad and Esther being spared simply because they had been sent to a nearby village to hire a tinker to help mend the wagons. Returning with Jem, they found their families slaughtered and the camp in ruins, their lives shattered. Jem, taking a sympathetic stance, offered them to travel with him until they got on their feet.