Orc hails from a highly destructive roving orc clan. She joined the TEMP guild for an easy chance to see the world - before her people smash it to pieces.
Gnome hatched from an egg. At least, that's what his adoptive dragon parents told him, along with 137 other stories about his origins. In the meantime, he has joined the TEMP guild as a last-ditch effort to keep the debt collectors at bay.
He's old, he's curmudgeonly, he's technically your boss. Tender runs the TEMP guild and the tavern it's headquartered in. He actually opened the bar first, naming it "The Guild Hall". Much like the chickens, things quickly got out of hand leaving him with far more responsibility than he had first intended.
Born in the Enchanted Forest, he was found and adopted by Orc during her first adventure with Gnome. Through continued exposure to potions and general magical nonsense, he found himself developing a number of unique traits not found in ordinary tortoises.