Lacide Smith, was born into a large, rich Altenian family. The family's trade was blacksmith and has been that for several generations. 39 years before Lacide's birth the family split because of a feud between two brothers. Lacide belonged to the original family accepted the side that split upsetting his parents who then kicked him out of the Family's House. Neither side excepted him so his travels took him to Iridine, there he hopes to win back favor with his parents and rejoin the family.