The Reign Of Winter
Hermann's Secret Stuff
By the rules, Hermann is a Sorcerer, of the sub-type Draconic (Brass), who is making use of the Dragon Desciple prestige path.
By the fluff, he is a peasant. He views the world from a common person’s viewpoint in all matters from social behaviour through to aspirations.
He would have originally been happy with the prospect of settling down on his own farm sometime in the future. This future was destroyed when his dragon taint became active.
By the rules, sorcerers need to meditate in the morning to regain spells. Hermann has this restriction, but also has an additional one: As far as he is concerned, the meditation helps him to keep his raw magics under control. If he does not meditate, he starts casting spells at random when stressed (ie by the rules, when under stress he would have to save each round he wasn’t doing anything specific, failure means he casts a random zero-level spell, with a random target). Also, a lot of the earlier spells he casts are, by fluff, done so without him trying to do so. By the rules, they are cast normally with normal restrictions.
He casts his spells in Draconic. No effect on the rules – a successful spellcraft roll indicates the spell being cast whatever the language it is cast in.
As a result of meeting the party cleric (Benedictus), he now acts as a bodyguard, and in general is subservient to the will of Benedictus. When his own moral compass fails him, he looks to Benedictus for guidance. Given he originally expected to be killed (or worse) for starting to turn into a dragon, he has now given his life over to what he has been told of Sarenrae, and fights evil in her name.
In order to better serve Sarenrae, he has resolved to embrace his changes, and to become as powerful as he can. The more power he wields, the better he can serve what he perceives to be Sarenrae’s needs.