The unfortunate vagabond Igor (formerly the renowned Baron Igorsky) is said to inhabit the lands beyond the River in the barrens beyond the North Woodland. His tale is too sad to relate, but his fate is to live a life of poverty and servitude. A strange alliance with The Thing that Lives in the RIver (a river god, perhaps) allows him to venture southward occasionally into the lands of Men. Although seldom noticed by those of position and valor, his wisdom is deep . In bygone days, as Chief of the Fire, many sought his counsel and believed that he knew many things.