A premature, but quite large, half-giant baby cut from his dying mother's womb, Fury Staginsdar was brought into the world alone and left at the Barterstones just outside the town of Trunau. He was adopted by Agrit Staginsdar and Sara Morninghawk, and grew up being loved by both his mothers in spite of his screaming as an infant that earned him his name. Fury Staginsdar thrived under their parenting.
Growing up in Trunau, he was taught the dangers of orcs and other threats to their lives and food supplies. Since childhood, Fury Staginsdar desperately wanted to help defend the town and become a knight and ride a horse.
Fury Staginsdar enjoyed helping out in Morninghawk's Fine Steel, his mom's smithy, where he could relatively safely put his physical strength to good use. As he grew comfortable around armor and weapons, Fury Staginsdar felt his assistance smithing wasn't enough of a contribution. He wanted to join the militia as soon as possible.
Agrit Staginsdar, however, is an overprotective mother, and adamantly against him facing any possible risk of injury. Sara Morninghawk realized that it was more important to keep him from seeking even riskier adventure on his own, and surreptitiously allowed Fury Staginsdar to occasionally train for the militia under Jagrin Grath in the Commons.
Agrit Staginsdar eventually learned of this and it was a subject of many discussions and arguments between his parents. Sara Morninghawk tried to convince her that learning the skills of being able to defend himself was important and didn't mean that he would have to join the militia. Eventually, Agrit Staginsdar reluctantly accepted the situation, and Fury Staginsdar openly participated and trained.
Fury Staginsdar still chafed at the limitations and his mother (Agrit Staginsdar)'s expectation that he would never be allowed to join the militia. He would occasionally sneak into the Killin' Ground to get a drink. Sara Morninghawk knew about it, but managed to keep the information from Agrit Staginsdar. Rabus Clarenston, who runs the Killin' Ground, knew enough to limit his drinking, even though Fury Staginsdar would get mad whenever he got cut off.
Under Jagrin Grath's tutelage, Fury Staginsdar showed great martial aptitude, comfortably wielding blades meant for full-sized adults. Sara Morninghawk even crafted him a greatsword for his large size and strength, with a hilt that fit his hands perfectly [game info: standard, not masterwork, as masterwork is well beyond starting resources]. He wears the sword proudly.
When he's not training or helping out at Clamor (the local name for Morninghawk's Fine Steel), Fury Staginsdar often goes to Sanctuary (the church of Iomedae) to run errands for Tyari Varvatos, or hangs around the Countinghouse to spend time with Lessie Crumkin's daughter Deirdre Crumkin.
Because of his unusual background, Fury Staginsdar developed a somewhat distorted perspective of the world. In addition to acquiring a hatred of all giants, he has a general distrust of men, many of whom show subtle prejudice against his mothers and their relationship.
He hasn't been in love yet, but does have a crush on Deirdre Crumkin and hopes to kiss her this year at the upcoming Holdfast celebration.
Fury Staginsdar is a big and muscular young man, standing over 7 feet tall, with pale skin and nearly white hair. His eyes are a striking blue. He carries an immense greatsword that weighs nearly a stone. Fury Staginsdar appears intimidating, but is actually friendly, especially towards women, around whom he is more comfortable.
He still wants to join the militia as soon as he's old enough to earn his hopeknife, though it seems unlikely Agrit Staginsdar will ever agree.