Quinn is a descendant of a long line of powerful mages of Magnon. His ancestors are of “pure blood” and have always considered people with “tainted blood” beneath them in both status and abilities. His grandfather, however, fell in love with a Kirorian noble woman of lesser abilities and left Magnon to start a life with his newly acquired wife, against the council of his family. His grandfather left an older brother and sister back in Magnon to deal with the shame of his blood betrayal.
Two male children were born of their union, Quinn’s father Archamaedis and his uncle Baunann. Feeling shamed by his father’s choice to marry outside of a strong magical lineage, Baunann married a Kirorian mage who was also a noble of an outlying town, thereby heightening his status in both Magnon and out. Archamaedis, however, was inclined to marry out of love, and married a woman on the servant staff, a cook’s dauther by the name of Ambroz, though she had some hidden magical abilities not yet discovered. Archamaedis was also trained as a mage and took on a job riding with a local merchant’s wagons to protect his goods. Ambroz frequently went with him during his trips.
Baunann and Archamaedis were not especially close, though being of the same blood, kept in contact with one another. Baunann and Archamaedis both eventually had sons. Archamaedis begod Quinn and Baunann named his son Bozidar.
During one of his trips with his employer’s caravans, Ambroz was killed by a goblin raiding party. Feeling responsible that he was unable to protect his wife, his father withdrew into himself and quit his job. Baunann took pity on him and the young Quinn, now only three years old, and allowed him to stay on his estate. Despite growing up together, Quinn and his cousin Bozidar never bonded. Bozidar, like his ancestors, felt that Quinn was beneath him because of his tainted blood. Quinn, learning the magical trade from his father, was starting to become an adept wizard, while Bozidar did not seem to have any magical abilities, despite his lineage. This frequently caused conflicts and resentment between the two children.
Quinn feels the need to renew his bloodline and eventually take his rightful place in Magnon society where his family belongs, though his feelings have never been spoken to his father or cousin. Despite his father’s and grandfather’s decisions to marry outside of magical communities, Quinn strives to be the greatest mage of this century to prove to his family that determining abilities and status based on blood purity is foolhardy and inaccurate.