Katinka van Bak
The earliest written member of the von Bek family.
Originally from Hollandia, although her parents were traders fom Muscovia. She was captured while young and held as a slave by Prince Lobkowitz of Berlin, who she killed in a fair fight and gaining her freedom. After many adventures she eventually ended up as regent of Ukrainia after working for the Prince until the invasion of the Dark Empire of Granbretan forced her to flee to the Bulgar Mountains. It was here she found the cave that led Garathorm.
- The Quest for Tanelorn - Mentioned by Dorian Hawkmoon when he met Jhary after falling from the Silver Bridge
'It's probably fair to say that Katinka (the name of an old girl friend of mine, by the way) was the first incarnation of a von Bek relative.'