Palin’s family were no strangers to wealth, power, and privilege. In the glory
days of Neverwinter, his parents were the count and countess of
Corlinn Hill, a large estate located in the hills northeast of the city. But
Mount Hotenow erupted, devastating Neverwinter and
erasing Corlinn Hill from the map. Instead of growing up on an estate,
Palin raised in a small but comfortable town house in Waterdeep.
Being of noble birth, he sought somewhere he could rule and after meeting up with a group of adventurers, who were later named as ‘The Harlequins’, Palin decided that Phandalin might be such a place.
Following the Harlequins removal of the Rebrands from Tresendar Manor in Phandalin, Palin was approached by Halia Thornton of the towns mining exchange and persuaded to join theZhentarim, starting with the lowest rank of Fang.