I was born the bastard of the head of House Orlovsky, Duke Vladamir Orlovsky, and a elven house maid from the Xian Lands. Vorden was raised on a private compound that the Duke had set aside because of his love for my mother. My brother was born shortly after me and we lived quietly enough until the Dutchess died and the Duke “retired” and came to live with us. I grew up mischievous and bold while my brother shy and contemplative. He was sent to the Bard’s College in Northern Brevoy while I played in the town near the Aldori Academy in the south.