Some people take strangeness in stride, but others find little worse than being outside the commonplace. Ernol was born in the middle of an interfamily war of wills, an instant pawn in a game he had no interest in playing. His tale is not of overbearing expectation or unforgiving duty, when in fact these are the things which he bitterly craves. Instead of being born to the demanding General with his high stakes, strict rules, and fierce demands, Ernol was born to the prodigal son. He did not take to this, admiring his grandfather more than his father, wishing to be a warrior more than an outcast. He has a blistering temper, indignant pride and unnerving determination, all of which thoroughly blinded by desperation.