Notus von Burmschtohl was borne on Wildday, Disorder week, Sea season, 1595 ST. The wind was blowing from the South, a good omen from the gods, because it blew against the horrible Lunar empire. It was from the Southern wind which Notus got his name. He was borne in the Grey Dog Clan of the Lismelder tribe in Sartar. At the age of fifteen he took his parents occupation of herding. After a few years he understood, that he will never be a good herder and wanted to change occupation. A good friend of his, Torgar, also a member of the clan, had been a farmer, but he did not feel for it any more and wanted to become a herder instead. Then the two young men switched their occupations with the blessing of the elders of the clan. Notus was very happy with his farming and relieved of not having to search for runaway animals or fearing for wolves. Notus was at that time 18 years old and had already for a few years wanted to become an initiated of Storm Bull. The following year he passed the examination and became an initiated. After eight years of farming for him and herding for Torgar, they agreed on going adventuring, to get some fame and wealth. Torgar was an initiated of Orlanth and the two men went to Boldhome to meet some Orlanthis there. A mission was waiting for them in Boldhome. They started adventuring with two other Storm Bull initiates Notus had met at the Storm Bull temple, Gustaff from Sartar and Tokk from Pent.