Reign of Winter: Monkey Monk and the Funky Bunch
Maeller is something of a wandering minstrel and story teller. Drifting from inn to inn, he keeps the patrons entertained during the evening in exchange for a plate of food and warm bed at night.
His parents were simple farmers, with a small homestead in the Border Wood. His father taught him how to shoot a bow, an important skill to help keep coyotes at bay while tending chickens and the like, but the farming life was not for him, and he set off to find his own destiny in the countryside.