Troubled performer at the Carnival
Quinn is a bard/shadowdancer in Falcon’s Hollow. Long ago, he lost his bride, Tessa, to the control of the evil fae who menaced the village (the village is also being watched by neutral fae who hate the evil fae and might be convinced to fight on the side of good, as long as they deem it beneficial to the forest). He was unable to fight against the Cold Rider, etc., because he feared the revenge they would take against Tessa.
When the party arrived, Quinn found new hope and joined the fight against the evil fae. He is eternally grateful to them for helping to restore his love.