Snips and snails and massive supernatural armored guardians.
The orphaned son of Alder Schreiner, master carpenter and former foreman of the local builder’s hall and Marli Schreiner, who did not hold a trade. The Schreiner house collapsed magnificently and inexplicably in the middle of the night, with young Erich as the only survivor, discovered well clear of the debris in the road in front of the lot.
With no family in Silbertal, Erich was remanded to the local orphanage. Rumors began to circulate about his involvement in the house collapse, and whispers about a “devil child” made their way through town.
Several incidents at the orphanage – including one that apparently caused the total destruction of a bunkroom – led the unscrupulous overseer Otto Handeler to accept a payment from Soramian soldiers in exchange for custody of Erich; the party tailed the Soramian carriage and ultimately rescued Erich, though in so doing witnessed a planned ambush from Loessian troops.
After the rescue, Erich was escorted into Management’s vardo by Dmitri “Dima” Boliescu, and was not seen again until the party returned a decade into the future.
At the age of seventeen, Erich was found to have taken a more active role in Caravan management, while also living as a socialite and student in Aureigne under the tutelage and patronage of Management – now known to be Victol Bayar.
Erich is a key component of Bayar’s plan to take down the Akademion, but his exact role in the plan has yet to be discovered.