The family were not wealthy or high ranking, but her husband's trade as a skilled blacksmith ensured that they were always comfortable, living right besides Sir Radzig Kobyla's castle. Martin and his wife were happy with their lives, but she was concerned about her now grown son's desire to learn to fight and see the world, preferring that he learn a blacksmith's honest living, settle down with Bianca and enjoy a simple life.
In 1403, she was in the local village when hundreds of Cuman mercenaries led by Markvart von Auliz, under orders from King Sigismund, invaded Silver Skalitz. Martin left the safety of the outer castle to find her, and managed to fight off several of their attackers as they fled.
As Henry watched, Martin was cut down by Markvart, and his mother was killed only moments later as she tried to defend her husband. Henry had no choice but to flee to Talmberg, leaving her body behind in Run!
Her death was devastating to her son, and he returned to Skaltiz in Homecoming, holding out hope they might still be alive. However, he was distraught when he found their bodies, and vowed to bury them.
This event would have a profound impact on Henry's life, and spark his desire for Vengeance. In his quest to avenge his family, he begs Sir Radzig to take him into his service, so that he can learn how to fight. That way, when he faced off against his enemies, he would be ready. Radzig is hesitant at first, but after Henry demonstrates his loyalty and dedication, he agrees to train him, remarking that the young man's parents were "remarkable people".
Unfortunately, he was interrupted by Runt and Zbyshek, who beat him and almost killed him before the timely intervention of Theresa, Sir Robard and several Talmberg guards. With Henry unconscious, Theresa and Sir Robard buried Martin and his wife themselves, under a tree in front of their home.
Some time later, Henry, now a seasoned fighter and sworn into the service of Sir Radzig, was captured by bandits while infiltrating their camp during The Die is Cast. There, the leader of the bandits revealed a secret to Henry - his father was not Martin the blacksmith, but Sir Radzig Kobyla.