Edwin was born to Edward and Elizabeth Blackwood. They lived a simple life as farmers and never went anywhere or did anything out of the norm. This made Edwin grow up wanting to explore the world and see new places. He left home at the age of sixteen and headed for the big city. It was not at all what he expected. Instead he made a life for himself in the wilds. He discovered a bear cub that was badly injured by wolves. He nurtured it and cared for it until they became friends. Edwin didn’t go anywhere without Erik. That is, until kobolds attacked Edwin and Erik at night catching them by surprise. Erik didn’t survive, but neither did the kobolds. After losing his best friend Edwin longed for companionship, so he set out looking for other adventurers to work with.