Parents were traders, they were travelling with Uncle and his family through Skyrim looking for trade when they were attacked by rogues who killed parents but uncle and his family ran off. The rogues that attacked didn’t realise there were small kids in the cart and took ‘pity’ on Haldor and Iggy and dropped them off at Riften orphanage. Iggy was 4 and Haldor was 8 when they arrived at the orphanage. At the orphanage Haldor protected Ig and told her stories about parents (and rest of the family). When Iggy was 11, Ida came to the orphanage and fell in with them. The three began refining and dealing Skooma, the orphanage being a perfect cover for their activities. Their business was a success, but due to the money they had to pay out in bribes, a cut to Grelod at the orphanage, a cut to the thieves’ guild etc. they made little money for themselves. Haldor and Ida have sampled the “goods” but never let Hedvig try. When Ida turned 18 and Haldor was 19 there got married, have been married for a year now. Discouraged by the small amount of money they were earning in Riften, and worried by the Jarl’s crackdown on Skooma trading; Ida, Haldor and Hedvig considered moving their operation elsewhere. Haldor set out towards Morthal, leaving Ida and Hedvig to keep things going at home. For a few weeks, he sent regular letters, and then the letters stopped. Ida became convinced something terrible had happened, and tried to follow him. She was recognised at the gates, arrested, branded, and put in jail. After a week or so of incarceration, Hedvig managed to rescue her, and the two went into hiding in the cellars beneath the orphanage.