Nykolai spent his youth with family and friends in a gypsy troupe that traveled throughout the kingdoms up until the fateful day when the troupe was attacked by slavers. Many of the people he knew and loved were killed or forced into slavery. Luckily, he was able to escape in the chaos of the attack, but his family was captured.
Soon after Amadeus found him and recommended him for joining Zephyr, where he trained to be a Beguiler. Since then he has aided Zephyr in several missions, though not all of them have been successful.
He now hopes that he can make a difference with Zephyr and dreams of putting an end to slavery along with the many other injustices that plague the region.
Nykolai has a deep respect for life, and refuses to take the lives of others. He cares greatly for the people around him, and will do everything in his power to protect them. Already this has put him at odds occasionally with some of his more ruthless comrades.