Sprad Spunkmeyer II is the son of Mariah and the late Julius Spunkmeyer. He was raised most of his life on the outside of the small city of Colam Isti. When the cataclysm happened he and his family were forced to retreat into the city walls, where they have spent the last two years living with a former employer of Julius’s, the wizard Ackbar.
His father Julius was a great grower and tender of all things that grow and was known for having the best vegetables in the area. Because of this he was contracted to tend to many people’s small gardens, one of those clients was the wizard Ackbar. Ackbar loved owning a lush garden but was far to consumed with teaching or learning new spells to spend adequate time to keep one maintained. Ackbar also loved great food but hated cooking so when he found out that Mariah could cook as well as Julius could grow vegetables he paid her to cook two meals a day for him (surely a wizard could manage toast and jelly for himself). Since both of his parents spent much of their time at Ackbar’s, Sprad inevitably did to. In fact the whole family ate dinner with Ackbar, which Ackbar enjoyed, as he had no living relatives (many wizards don’t, touchy subject).
The more time Sprad spent at Ackbar’s the more he wanted to learn to be a wizard, until one day when he asked the great wizard if he would teach him the craft. Ackbar said no, for even though he loved Sprad and knew he was a well-intentioned Halfling he also knew he was still very young at heart. Sprad’s parents although loving were very strict, to strict in fact. Sprad had not seen much of the world or even the city he lived in. How thought Ackbar , could Sprad handle the great responsibility of magic if he couldn’t handle the streets of Colam Isti . Ackbar knew Sprad was naïve and immature and would not teach the Halfling.
Well many things changed after the cataclysm many for the worse and many more for the much worse. One of those changes was that Sprad’s father was killed. Julius, who besides being a great gardener, father, husband (and lover if you ask Mariah) was also extremely stubborn. When the cataclysm happened even though he was willing to move to the city he was not willing to give up on his precious garden. That garden had provided he and his family with a lively hood for years, he would not let it go easily. But beasts and monsters have no cares for what the heart of a man is like only that he has a heart they can rip from his chest, which is how Julius was found. Sprad was never told how his father was killed just that he was, as his mom didn’t think he could handle it.
At this point Ackbar conceded to teach Sprad everything he could as only now did he realize the mistake he had made. Sprad may be naïve and immature but he could never grow if he was never taught or given the chance. Sprad caught on very quickly proving to be one of the best students Ackbar had ever had. But this to would be taken from Sprad. When it became dreadfully clear that things were not changing Ackbar decided to leave with a group put together by the emercency council. The band of adventurer’s were formed in secret and were tasked to bring back an answer. The last Sprad ever heard about his master was when the city gate gaurd stopped by with the wizard’s familiar Harry Potter who had been found wondering the grounds around the city trying to get in.
When Sprad heard that the council was forming a new group he knew it was his chance to prove himself, help the city and to hopefully find his master.