Pike Mercer was the second of eight children, and born into a noble family far to the north in a ancient castle of Stonecrest. With so many siblings to share the burdens of lordship; Pike turned her attention to crafting and building various trinkets. One day a mysterious couple named Lord and Lady Rosewood came to court. During a feast held in their honor the Rosewood's violently took control over the castle, killing or imprisoning everyone who would stand in their way. Pike awoke chained in a dungeon for many days, but was freed by her younger brother. Together they fled, chased by Rosewood guards. As they ran Pike's brother took several arrows to the chest, and fell. She kept running eventually jumping into a freezing river, and floated unconscious to freedom. She did not remember waking up one fishing boat, she barely even remembered the years as she slowly made it far away as possible.