Imon Talas was born and raised in Restov, and whatever is going on with the future of his country, he cares for little more than Brevoy. His parents had a background in the theater, his mother was a writer, and his father acted, so everyone, including Imon, expected him to follow his parents into that profession. Imon enrolled at a local bard's college and was learning the trade, when his life changed. It was at the opening of a play his mother wrote, and he was helping set up the stage. Imon noticed a pair in the audience acting suspicious. On a lark, he decided to tail the pair as they left. It turned out that the pair were traitors plotting assassinations, bombings and all sorts of horrible things. He reported them to the authorities, and they were arrested.
Imon was shaken by the experience. He'd heard stories that Restov was a hoted of sedition, but it was one thing to hear it, and another to know firsthand. He immediately decided to become a law enforcement agent, adapting the skills he'd developed as an actor to his new job. He was good at it too.
One of his big issues that Imon has always had is the Stolen Lands. He has always hated that nothing could be done to retake them. When he heard that an expedition was being launched to retake the Stolen Lands, he was eager and glad to volunteer.