Bob and Rob hail from one of the many islands off the south coast of Nord, and were born into a rich family with little genetic variance – hence why both their names are diminutives of “Robert” – their mother was not too smart on the naming front. In fact, their mother was not particularly smart at all, but that is another matter entirely. Twins were not unusual in their family line. What is unusual is the fact that these twins were born with far higher than average intelligence when most twins born into the family are blathering idiots.
The SteamPunk Twins, as they later became known as, soon showed a natural aptitude for the sciences, both conventional and esoteric. They also soon became interested in dealing with all the creatures that preyed upon the villages and livestock surrounding their ancestral home, from vampires to werewolves, zombies to the various creations of mad scientists. This soon put them in conflict with the rest of their extended family, especially after that incident with Uncle Wolfie and that field full of sheep.
By the time they reached their early twenties, they found their position within the ancestral home untenable, and they packed up their many things into trunks and decided to pursue a life of adventure – one that did not include killing family members several times who just so happened to be vampires. Within a few short years they found themselves under the employ of the Anarcho-Syndicalist Adventurers Guild, and have been there ever since.