Maksim was born in the city of Sanctuary and has lived there his entire life. His father Tirsim owns a bakery in the market district and they live above the shop. Maksim’s mother died when he was only a few years old. She was robbed beaten to death on her way home one night from picking up supplies. The city guard heard too late the commotion, but brought swift punishment to the thugs. Tirsim was but a baker, but as Maksim was growing up, he instilled in him the honor it would mean to the family and his mother if he could excel in the ranks of the city’s guard.
Maksim graduated with high marks and ended his training being promoted to a Lieutenant for the city’s west side guard company. He served his 2 years with pride, although he was unhappy with how the guard was limited by politics and could not always help those who really needed it. When his time for re-enlistment was up, he decided to instead join a company of mercenaries who were not so mired by the bureaucracy.
He has dreams of leaving the city and exploring the wasteland, especially after hearing the stories from the outsider barbarian. They are foolish though and know his place is fending for the people of the city who cannot take care of themselves. In his heart, he is a Crusader, but as it is fitting, he plays the part of a Warden.