Palo Nutcracker, son of nobility, grew up among the orchards of his family's estate within Waterdhavian territory. His early life was relatively carefree and indolent. However, an unfortunate incident involving his grandfather, a cockatrice and gravity changed this.
Palo was sent to the family's modest estate in the city of Waterdeep where he began his apprenticeship as a wizard at the Eltorchul Academy. An intelligent fellow, he took to the arcane arts with relative ease. However, Palo was... sloppy with his spell casting. Another unfortunate accident, this time involving the careless use of fire spells and the school's study, resulted in Palo Nutcracker "graduating" early, with a firm push out the door.
Perhaps the life of an adventurer would suit him; that cannot be too difficult, right?