Llewellyn is a Master Cook currently working in the kitchens of the Cardinal of Siena. A bastard son of Owynn ap Gruffydd, last independent Prince of Wales, he and his mother fled to France after the end of the English Wars of Aggression ended up with the involuntary annexation of Wales to the Kingdom of England. He learned his art in the royal kitchens of France and followed his patron to Siena when he was appointed Cardinal-Archbishop.
Mike Hobbs is a stockbroker living with his husband, Jim, in Indianapolis in a VERY large Victorian house that is taking forever to renovate. In addition to Jim, they have a Great Dane (Zeus), a husky (Hades), and a tiny mutt named Speck and two cats, Fubar and Widget.