Only one of the NPC’s parents is alive, and he or she is infirm. The NPC has lost contact with his parents or did so prior to their death. The NPC is the youngest member of a small family (three to five children) who are all deceased. The character’s family emigrated one or two generations ago. How does the community react to the NPC’s family? Well, truthfully, the family is considered the keystone of the community. The NPC has an entire nation or race that considers him an enemy who hire(s) assassins to kill him. Luckily, though, the character also has a single important friend and allies who provide legal or governmental leverage when needed. As for companions, the NPC has a common pet like a house cat, small dog, or song bird. It is kind-hearted and loving.