His mother was a riverboat fisherwoman and cook. His father was a liar and a cheat. Woody grew up amongst the barge folks in the River kingdom and had a decent childhood.
As a teen he decided to set of on his own adventures and fell in with the wrong crowd, most recently with a group of bandits in the Greenbelt. He went on a raid or two before being captured at Oleg’s.
He was spared and helped the protectors of Oleg’s tradepost find the larger bandit camp. Once there the protectors were in need of aid and he returned the favor by saving their lives.
He has offered his aid whenever his redeemers need it, but has taken up residence with the injured hunter, Vekkel Benzen.
Vekkel died of old age. Woody has become mayor of Feyhold.