That Which is Forgotten
Marco The Dairy Wizard
Old eccentric Gnome with a passion for Cheese
Marco Tinderheart is a very old and very high strung gnome. He was the 24th child out of 73 brothers and sisters. He was forced from his home in the Far Western Edge after it had been burned down by Orcs, and escaped with his only remaining family member, his nephew, to a small run down cottage near Dunmere in the northern kingdom of Lorentia. There he began work as a lumberjack, but, in being a gnome, he was ill suited to say the least. He was resting in Dunmere’s square one day when Silvia The Cheese Merchant offered him some of her cheese. As it hit hit tongue, he felt something he had never felt. From that point on, cheese was all he thought about. His nephew quickly grew tired of cleaning up after him and left for a nearby village. He and Marco fell out of each others lives.
Marco began studying all the different kinds of cheeses and how they are made. People in the area gave him the nickname, “The Dairy Wizard”, and it stuck. Before long, he knew more about cheese than a wizard knows about magic.
Many years passed and he met his life-long friend, Little Willy. Together they opened up a restaurant and served cheese to the people of Dunmere. They found great popularity, but Marco realized he was losing his passion for cheese by making the same old types every time. So he parted ways with Willy to return to his old cottage, and continue experimenting with new recipes.