For most of his adult life Heinrich has served the lady of mercy and healing at the Shallyan Cathedral in Altdorf. The vast numbers of the destitute and dieing that are sheltered and cared for under the great temple's arches have always been too many for …
Karmichael's mother died in the recent Kliendorf pox epidemic, but prior to that he had already been pseudo-adopted by the Bieber family, as Karmichael had long been enamoured by pillars of the community [[:franz-bieber | Franz]] and his brother Frederick …
Franz Bieber comes from a long line of farmers. Indeed, The Bieber farm, just outside of [[Kliendorf]], has been there as long as anyone can remember, and there is a matching farmstead, owned by Franz's cousins, not far to the south of [[Stromdorf]].