Tamlin Eschart is a human adventurer turned blacksmith, the son of a master smith in Makhiren, and lover of the goddess Sobiris. Born near Makhiren, From the first days of adulthood, Tamlin held the jealousy of his peers and the love of his goddess. At the age of 16 he left home with a warhammer he'd crafted for himself and set off for adventure.

With a vast history of successful adventure and harrowing near death experiences behind him, and a wife frightened for their future, Tamlin settled in the town of Waekefield as the town smith, easily out-competing nearby Dergomal's best for business and renown.