Character Sheet: Tergo Scheppen
Tergo was born to Orryn Scheppen and Binda Tells half-past twelve on a Sunday in the port city of Binwich. Soon after his birth, a celebration was held, and he was given his names: Tergo Orryn Pip Veris Scheppen, all of which had been apart of his family for centuries.
His life was comfortable, his father was a well-liked, and well-respected cobbler for the local aristocracy, and his mother was the daughter of a renowned business man who had developed a shipping company out of the city's port. His family's wealth opened up many opportunities for the young, and ambitious gnome, and he took full advantage of them.
From the age of three till he was seventeen, he was educated by a private tutor, who introduced him to what would become his two greatest passions: history, and magic. Over those fourteen years, Tergo devoured books on fallen kingdoms, great warriors, epic battles, fearsome creatures, powerful spells, and more, his hunger for learning never satisfied. One such creature caught his attention, and would stay fixed in his mind for the rest of his life: the goblin. Small, dastardly-clever creatures, the race of goblins interested Tergo more than any other subject.
When he turned seventeen, he applied for admission to Binwich University, to which he was accepted, and began to work on his doctorate in Goblinoid studies, which he affectionately calls, goblinology
. His time at university was difficult, largely due to the fact that the field he was trying to enter was nearly non-existent, and gathering together what disparate information there was to be found on it was quite a Herculean task, costing many a gold piece. There was also the issue of finding a professor knowledgeable enough on the subject to teach him. Eventually, Tergo was able to find a professor who specialized in Goblinoid studies, and wrote to him, offering him quite a large sum of money in exchange for instructing him. Glad to be offered any kind of work (which for a professor of that field is certainly sparse), Dr. Venin Piric quickly packed up his things and made haste for Binwich.
The next eight years of Tergo's life were devoted to studying the cultures of various goblin tribes, their leaders, religious practices, tactics and nearly every other facet of goblin life. He also spent those years expanding his knowledge of the arcane, spending hours researching, and practicing spells, and listening to lectures put on by the university on the subject.
Despite being able to garner a fairly respectable understanding of goblins, he always felt disconnected from them, and dreamed to one day study a goblin clan up-close. When he finished his doctorate, he decided he would do just that, and set-off aboard one of his grandfather's boats heading to a region called, the Northmarch