Birger comes from Argan. He is the eldest son of king Faegor Udgersson who has been the king of Argan for 40 years and counting. From his early childhood Birger was trained to become his father’s successor. His training included excessive combat training as well as other skills that a king would need. But things turned bleak on Birger when he turned 26. His younger brother Belgor Faegorsson had no intention to just bend over and allow Birger to become the next king. Instead he developed a complicated fake coup d’etat. The coup failed (as it was meant to according to Belgor’s plans) and fake trails pinpointed a totally innocent Birger as the mastermind behind the plan.
Faegor was lightly wounded, but his ego was badly bruised and frustration and disappointment led to anger. He ordered Birger to be summarily killed and promised a hefty reward to whomever brings him the head of Birger. Birger had gathered enough respect and friends during his teen years and so he managed to orchestrate an escape with the help of those loyal to him. 6 months later he sent a message addressed to his father claiming his innocence. It’s now been 3 years since his escape from the Argan and he has made up his mind to eventually prove his innocence to his father. He now takes bi-annual month-long reconnaissance journeys to Argan under disguise. He makes very shallow and quick contacts to his former friends within the kingdom but is in no position to tell which ones are actually still loyal to him. So far he has come to the conclusion that he was the victim of an orchestrated plan.
He stays close to Argan, but maintains a low profile. After he has managed to gather enough evidence, he plans to gather a small group of loyal friends and return to his father to either be embraced back into the community or executed on sight. He doesn’t actually need the money, but rather wants to keep up his skills from becoming rusty. So he has became a freelancer member of a mercenary group and has taken a semi-permanent residence in the city of Wessel in Gruenroth under the alias of Steawer Gorling.