Stefan had been at the palace since Alanna's time. When she was a page he kept carrier pigeons to get messages quickly to George Cooper, the Rogue at that time. His Corus accent indicated that he had been living in the city all his live or at least since a very young age. When Alanna was a page Stefan was described as a "short, blond youth with with pale eyes and reddish skin." He was usually shy around people and prefered the company of the horses, but he befriended Alanna soon after her arrival.