Vinter is a long time servant of the Andvari family and is Thorwald’s closest friend. Originally hailing from Frost - his family became travellers and eventually settled in Senkstand before the Border War. His father was a well known warrior who became a prominent soldier within the Senkstand military, when The Border War broke out Vinter and his father were first sent out to fight. Vinter escaped the war with his life - but lost an eye and badly damaged his leg, making him completely useless in any future battles. His mother and father did not survive the war. The Andvari took him on as a labourer on their farms and he has remained ever since.