As a child, he did not have much interaction with people and, as such, did not develop very many people skills. His parents were the only ones he spent time with and they lived an almost feral life. They did encourage his development of magic as he showed promise in it. When he was still young when his parents pased away during a wild storm in the woods. Marakast moved closer to the nearest town and began watching the people of the town. He found it amusing to play jokes on travellers as they came to the town.
Again, bad fortune shown upon Marakast and he was caught during one of his pranks by a powerful warrior. The warrior turned him in to the local sheriff, who had no idea what to do with the little gnome. The warrior decided that he would attempt to train little Marakast as his squire. Marakast was forced to follow the warrior for over a year, not learning the sword or any manners from the warrior. The only thing that he got from the warrior was a love for hats and he also learned how to care for the warriors weapons. He did so well that he became obsessed with the care for weapons.
Since the warrior could not teach Marakast, he left him in a large city by himself. Marakast did not know what to do. Wondering the streets, he overheard someone talking about an extremely large dungeon cavern. He decided that he couldn't survive with this many people around and that he needed to find this dungeon, so that perhaps he could hide from everyone once again.
klakxor wrote:Hope I did the quirks thing right. I couldn't find a list of them. I put them on the notes page.