Juha Vatanen is the second son of Timo Vatanen and Heidi Vatanen. Hailing from the capital of Brevoy, New Stetvon. He has one older brother, Marcus (a blacksmith).
His father, Timo, has made a name for himself in Brevoy as a weapon smith of some renown, and over the years created a successful business, with numerous employees and several lucrative contracts with noble families.
His brother, Tommi, has followed in his fathers footsteps, learning the family trade of weapon smithing. Something which Juha has not followed, he is more interested in people, and so is learning the marketing side of the family business. Juha is there when negotiating a new contract, selling new wares, or “persuading” bad debtors to make good on their obligations.
Making sure everyone pays his father what he is owed has become somewhat of a passion for Juha.
Juha is not one to make idle threats thou, he can back them up with skilled sword work, having been practising with weapons most of his life. He prefers the rapier, and is not one to stand still and trade blows. He is always on the move in combat, looking for an opening or to distarct his foes. There’s more that one foe that has unexpectedly had an apple come flying his way. Juha is never without a bag of apples.
The latest lucrative contract for the Vatanen family was to supply weapons for the Fourth Mendev Crusade at the World Wound.
The shipment, mostly of longswords and short swords was to pass thru Numeria, but the shipment never arrived.
Juha left New Stetven in search of the missing shipment. Tommi went along with Juha for the chance to forge skymetal at Torch. Of the missing shipment, there has been only one longsword recovered. This was found in the possession of the member of the Technic League outside Chesed, who would not return it to its rightful owners. After a short duel, Juha retrieved the sword from his copse. This harden the brothers attitude towards the League
The brothers then headed south to Torch, hoping for more information there.
After finding the torch extinguished, Tommi returned home, Juha continues the search for the missing weapons.