Roland was born in Wellspring. He is the second son of a family of artisans and tradesmen, and his family has strong ties with the local guilds of Wellspring, particularly the Ironworkers guild. He received the calling of Ioun at an early age, and spent most of his youth at a nearby boarding school and monastery devoted to Ioun. His family was less than thrilled when he decided to take a more active role in spreading Ioun’s word and started his own adventuring company. His living relatives include his mother and father, Brennan and Martha Cooperson, older brother Marcus, and a younger sister Isabella.