Reign of Winter
A fisherman in a small shantytown called the Fishcamps on the outskirts of Whitethrone, Ringeirr Malenkov has lived in the shadow of Whitethrone for decades. His nephew, Hjalnek Petska, married the party’s guide, Nadya, but died in an attack by ice trolls in Hoarwood Forest.
When Hjalnek was just a boy, Ringeirr’s wife and son were taken by the White Witches and brought to Whitethrone. Ringeirr went to the city to rescue them, but though he was able to secretly enter the city and leave it again many times, tragically he never saw his family again. He stayed near Whitethrone, however, and began working as a smuggler. Hjalnek considered him an expert in getting in and out of Whitethrone unnoticed.