And The Stars, And the Earth
Niels is a man of twenty-eight years who has been the primary woodworker in St. Martindale since the passing of his uncle, whom he apprenticed under. He is a quiet, shy man who reveres the Angels. His craftsmanship is sturdy and reliable, and a few of his pieces (instruments, in particular) do show a little aesthetic flair. Niels pours his artistic spirit into poetry and songs rather than into his woodworking, though it’s a rare day that he musters up the courage to perform. The results of his efforts in these areas are generously described as ‘developing’. Niels lives at home with his father, Ibsen, who is elderly and unable to do much work. His mother passed away when he was a teenager, giving birth to a sister who died in infancy.