I was found - abandoned as a baby - on the doorsteps of a secluded monastery - and was raised by the Gnome order of monks who lived there.
The monks were quite protective of me. The only time they would let me leave the monastery was to accompany them …
Erik Hearthstone hails from a proud Dwarven family of fighters, so it is odd that he wound up being an Alchemist. Maybe that call to action skips a generation. In any case, Erik enrolled in wizard school to become a wizard. But seeing as how Dwarves are …